Animal Welfare Guidelines - Field Shooting of Brushtail Possums in Tasmania

​​​​This​ ​Animal Welfare Guideline ('Code of Practice') includes info​rmation on:

  • ​Introduction and scope

  • Shooting brushtail possums in Tasmania

  • Legislative controls of possum shooting

  • Guidelines for use of rifles for shooting brushtail possums

  • ​​​Guidelines for use of shotguns for shooting brushtail possums

  • Dependent young and wounded animals

  • Safe handing procedures

 Code of Practice - Field Shooting of Brushtail Possums in Tasmania (PDF 163Kb)

​Report animal cruelty​​

RSPCA Inspectorate
Phone: 1300 139 947


Animal Welfare Reporting

Program Coordinator (Animal Welfare)
13 St Johns Avenue,
New Town, TAS, 7008.