Code of Practice for the Welfare of Horses Competing at Bush Race Meetings - Victoria

Description

You will be required to comply with this code if you intend to own or handle a horse that is competing in a bush race. This code outlines the minimum standards for the welfare of horses competing at meetings in Victoria. It specifies a range of minimum requirements including but not limited to, standards for veterinary supervision, riders, competing horses, course design, gear, injury management and race supervision.

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 that you have complied with this code of practice.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the 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

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Licensing Officer

Biosecurity

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

Operating address: 475 Mickleham Road
Attwood, Victoria 3049
Mailing address: PO Box 2500
Bendigo, Victoria
Australia
Phone: 03 9217 4200
Fax: 03 9217 4416
Email: animal.welfare@ecodev.vic.gov.au