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


You may need 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 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

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