Code of Practice for the Capture and Marketing of Feral Animals in Western Australia - Western Australia


You may be required to comply with this code if you intend to capture, destroy or market feral animals. Feral animals are domesticated animals that have returned to a wild state. They do not include native animals, or introduced wild animals (with the exception of deer).

The aim of this code is to provide guidelines that will promote the welfare of:

  • feral livestock animals captured for domestication
  • abattoir slaughter
  • destruction in control programs.

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)