Code of Accepted Farming Practice for the Welfare of Poultry - Victoria

Description

You have a legal responsibility to care for animals under your control. This code outlines the basic requirements for persons responsible for the welfare and husbandry of poultry. It provides guidance for managers and others on a range of requirements for food and water, shelters and accommodation, management practices, equipment, ventilation, transportation, etc.

By complying with this code of practice you may be able to demonstrate that you have met your legal responsibilities (in relation to the farming of poultry). It may be a defence to a charge of animal cruelty that you have complied with this code of practice.

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

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

Biosecurity

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Licensing Officer

Operating address: 475 Mickleham Road
Attwood, Victoria 3049
Phone: 03 9217 4200
Fax: 03 9217 4416
Email: animal.welfare@ecodev.vic.gov.au