Australian Code of Practice for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes - Western Australia


You may be required to comply with this code if you are involved in the use of, or care for animals used for scientific purposes. Specifically, you must comply with this code if you intend to use animals for:

  • scientific research
  • teaching associated with educational outcomes in the area of science
  • field trials
  • product testing
  • diagnosis
  • the production of biological products
  • environmental studies.

The purpose of this code is to promote the ethical, humane and responsible care and use of animals for scientific purposes, and to provide an ethical framework within which decisions and actions of those involved in the care and use of animals for scientific purposes may be taken.

Please consult the Contact Officer 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 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

Animal Welfare Act 2002 WA

Regulation(s) name

Animal Welfare (Scientific Purposes) Regulations 2003 WA

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Agriculture and Food

Contact details

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

Scientific Licensing

Agriculture and Food

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Operating address: LOCKED BAG 4
Bentley DC, Western Australia 6983
Mailing address: 3 Baron-hay Court
South Perth, Western Australia 6151
Phone: 1300 374 731
Phone: 07 9368 3333
Fax: 08 9474 2405
Website: Agriculture and Food (Opens in new window)