Code of Practice for the Welfare of Animals on Private Game Reserves Licensed to Hunt Game Birds - Victoria


You need to be aware of this code if you own a game reserve or keep animals for the purpose of hunting game birds. The code aims to prevent cruelty towards introduced game birds that are reared for release to be hunted on a licensed Private Game Reserve.

This code defines the type of animals that may be used to assist gamekeepers and hunters, and the acceptable method in which these animals may be used.

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.

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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