Model Code of Practice for the Welfare of Animals: Husbandry of Captive-Bred Emus - Western Australia

Description

You may be required to comply with this code if you intend to breed or rear emus in captivity in Western Australia.

This code is intended to guide you in the welfare and husbandry of emus. It contains basic requirements for ensuring the welfare of emus. The code covers topics including

  • housing
  • equipment
  • protection from predators and hazards
  • the provision of food and water
  • handling and yard facilities
  • hatchery management.

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 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.

Act(s) name

Animal Welfare Act 2002 WA

Regulation(s) name

Animal Welfare (General) Regulations 2003 WA

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Agriculture and Food

Contact details

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Enquiries Officer

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: 08 9368 3333
Fax: 08 9474 2405
Email: enquiries@agric.wa.gov.au
Website: Agriculture and Food (Opens in new window)

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Livestock Compliance Unit

Agriculture and Food

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Email: livestock.compliance@agric.wa.gov.au