Code of Practice for the Conduct of Circuses in Western Australia - Western Australia


You may need to comply with this code if you intend to run a circus, or handle circus animals. A circus is a mobile establishment in which animals are held and exhibited, and are made to perform.

This code outlines minimum welfare requirements for the care and management of circus animals. It covers activities including:

  • suitability and safety
  • housing
  • behaviour training
  • medical treatment
  • interaction with humans and other animals.

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

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