Animal Welfare at Rodeos

​​​The Animal Welfare Act 1993 makes it compulsory for rodeos in Tasmania to be run under a prescribed code of practice. Currently, the prescribed code is the nationally developed 'Standards for the Care and Treatment of Rodeo Livestock'. This document can be accessed at the following link:

  Standards for the Care and Treatment of Rodeo Livestock   (137Kb)

It is important to note that the Animal Welfare Act also states that a veterinary surgeon must be present at all Tasmanian rodeos.

Report animal cruelty​

RSPCA Inspectorate
Phone: 1300 139 947


Animal Welfare Reporting

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