Code of Practice for the Public Display and Exhibition of Animals - Victoria

Description

This code is intended to provide guidance to the operation of any zoo, wildlife park, travelling animal exhibition or circus. The code provides minimum standards for the maintenance of health and for the husbandry, housing, display and disposal of wildlife and exotic animals held in confinement.

Compliance with this code of practice is not mandatory. It provides guidance on how to meet your legal obligations to treat animals humanely. However, by complying with this code you can demonstrate that you have met your legal obligations. Providing that you have complied with this code can be used as a defence against a charge cruelty or aggravated cruelty to animals.

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