These Animal Welfare Guidelines include information on:
Scope and intention of the guidelines
Duty of care
Protection from hazards
Food and water
Handling and yard facilities
Animal Welfare Guidelines - Husbandry of Captive Bred Emus (91 KB)
The keeping of emus in Tasmania is regulated by the Animal Farming (Registration) Act 1994 and the Animal Farming (Registration) Regulations 2015, which list emus (Dromaius novaehollandiae) as a 'prescribed animal'.
keeping of records necessary to establish the ownership of each prescribed animal farmedstandard and construction of fencing used to contain the prescribed animalsidentification of the prescribed animalsthe disposal of prescribed animals and their products.
For further information about registration contact AnimalWelfare.Enquiries@nre.tas.gov.au.
For information about importating emus into Tasmania please email Wildlife.Services@nre.tas.gov.au or call on (03) 6165 4305.
To report animal cruelty:RSPCA InspectoratePhone: 1300 139 947Email: email@example.com