Animal Welfare Guidelines - Full List

​​All states are working towards nationally consistent livestock welfare standards and guidelines. Under this system guidelines are accepted good industry practice that should be complied with.

The Tasmanian Animal Welfare Act 1993 also provides for 'animal welfare guidelines' to be approved under the Act. They are advisory documents for the education and guidance of persons involved in the care and management of animals, promoting the adoption of good standards of husbandry. As official advisory documents they have been used by courts and others to help determine whether a particular action or inaction is a breach of animal welfare legislation.

Tasmanian Animal Welfare Guidelines

Tasmania's Animal Welfare Guidelines:
      • Are approved by the Minister under the Animal Welfare Act 1993​​,
      • Are developed and reviewed by industry, animal welfare groups and Government,
      • Include nationally agreed guidelines for livestock welfare,
      • Set out recommended guidelines for humane treatment of animals,
      • Advise people with the care or charge of animals,
      • Advise the courts.

​To report animal cruelty:
RSPCA Inspectorate
Phone: 1300 139 947

For further information on Animal Welfare Guidelines:


Animal Welfare Enquiries

13 St Johns Avenue,
New Town, TAS, 7008.