Code of Practice for the Tethering of Animals - Victoria


You may be required to comply with this code if you intend to tether animals. Tethering is defined as the securing of an animal to an anchor point to confine it to a designated area. This code provides guidance on how to tether animals correctly when circumstances make it a necessary method of confining and protecting animals.

Compliance with this code of practice is not mandatory. However, by complying with this code of practice you may be able to demonstrate that you have met your legal responsibilities. It may be used as a defence against a charge of animal cruelty.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986 Victoria

Administering agency

Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

Agriculture Victoria

Contact details

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Licensing Officer

Agriculture Victoria

Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

Mailing address: PO Box 2500
Bendigo, Victoria
Phone: 13 61 86