Code of Practice for the Welfare of Animals - Private Keeping of Reptiles - Victoria


You will be required to comply with this code if you intend to own or keep reptiles. This code is intended to compliment the requirements of individuals under the Act so that reptiles are kept in a manner that meets minimum standards of animal welfare.

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 a defence to a charge of animal cruelty against reptiles 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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