Code of Practice for the Tethering of Animals - Victoria


You may 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 desired area. This code provides guidance on how to tether animals correctly when circumstances make it a necessary method of confining and protecting animals.

This Code does not have mandatory compliance. However, compliance will enable you to demonstrate that you have met your legal responsibilities. It may be used as a defence against a charge of animal cruelty.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

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 VIC

Administering agency

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources


Contact details

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Licensing Officer


Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

Operating address: 475 Mickleham Road
Attwood, Victoria 3049
Mailing address: PO Box 2500
Bendigo, Victoria
Phone: 03 9217 4200
Fax: 03 9217 4416
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