Animal Health Legislation

The Animal Health Act 1995, Animal Health Regulations 2016, the Animal Welfare Act 1993 and some other legislation associated with animals is publicly available on Tasmania's legislation website:

Information about Biosecurity Tasmania's transition to ​the Biosecurity Act 2019 ​​can be found on our webpages Biosecurity Act 2019 ​and Biosecurity Act 2019 - Frequently Asked Questions.

Notices which appear in the Tasmanian Government Gazette are not available on Tasmania's legislation web site and even if published in newspapers when made, are generally not easy to access over time.

From time to time, the Chief Veterinary Officer or Minister may publish notices in the Government Gazette which have important implications for persons involved with animals and animal materials. To make these notices more available to the public, some of the more important notices are placed on this web site.

Gazette Notices

  Animal Brands and Movement Act 1984

  Permanent Identification Devices in Cattle

  General Permit for Possession and Administration of a Diagnostic Reagent

  General Permit for Administration of Vaccine

For further information:


Animal Disease Enquiries
13 St Johns Avenue
New Town TAS 7008
Phone: 03 6165 3777