Laws and regulations for managing livestock and fisheries

Animal production laws and regulations

If you participate in producing animals, you need to know your responsibilities for their health and the impacts of chemicals, pests and diseases under the Biosecurity Act 2014 as well as regulations and industry codes. These protect the industry and the animals, and ensure food is produced safely.

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Animal welfare and your responsibilities

Read about compulsory and voluntary codes for animal welfare in Queensland, and legislative requirements such as the Animal Care and Protection Act 2001.

The Australian Government is working with states and territories to develop and implement nationally consistent standards and guidelines for farm animal welfare.

Your animal welfare duties extend to animal welfare in natural disasters and includes preparing animals for an impending adverse event.

Movement of livestock

Learn about the legal requirements for transport and movement of livestock including:

  • the National Livestock Identification System
  • cattle tick regulations
  • livestock welfare in transport.

Commercial fisheries and aquaculture legislation and approvals


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