Code of Practice for Animals at Saleyards in Western Australia - Western Australia


You may be required to comply with this code if you intend to use or handle animals at saleyards in Western Australia.

This code applies to all stock handlers, including:

  • truck drivers
  • stockmen
  • livestock agency staff
  • stock inspectors
  • producers
  • saleyard managers
  • any staff involved in the management of animals at saleyards.

The code aims to minimise stress caused to all livestock by encouraging their efficient and considerate treatment and handling. It includes areas such as:

  • unloading
  • pre and post sale handling
  • the provision of feed, water and shelter
  • general care of livestock at saleyards.

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 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Animal Welfare (General) Regulations 2003 Western Australia

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Animal Welfare

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: Animal Welfare (Opens in new window)