Code of Practice for the Welfare of Animals in Hunting - Victoria


You will be required to comply with this code if you intend to hunt animals. The code aims to prevent cruelty and encourage the considerate treatment of animals that are hunted or used for hunting. It sets out minimum standards and recommendations relating to important aspects of the care of animals.

Compliance with this code of practice is not mandatory. However, by complying with this code of practice you are demonstrating that you have met your legal responsibilities. It may be a defence to a charge of animal cruelty that you have complied with this code of practice.

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.

Act(s) name

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986 Victoria

Administering agency

Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action

Agriculture Victoria

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