Animal Welfare Legislation, Standards and Guidelines

​​The legislation, standards and guidelines in place to ensure the welfare of animals - including pets, livestock and wildlife - in Tasmania.

In this topic

  • Animal Welfare Act
    The Animal Welfare Act 1993 and associated regulations prescribe animal welfare offences and set minimum standards of care.
  • Animal Welfare Standards & Guidelines
    Mandatory Standards which are legislated as regulations under the Animal Welfare Act 1993, and Guidelines which are accepted best industry practice that provide guidance on how to care for animals in certain situations.