Animal welfare codes
Compulsory and voluntary codes of practice for different animals and situations.
A number of different codes of practice apply to animal welfare in Queensland. If your business involves animals, find out what codes apply to you.
The code promotes animal welfare outcomes for feral livestock by defining acceptable animal management practices, and encouraging humane treatment and handling.
Find out about the pig welfare code, including duty of care to pigs.
Find out about the poultry welfare code, including duty of care to poultry.
Find out about the emu welfare code, including humane treatment and duty of care to emus.
Find out about the sheep welfare code, including duty of care to sheep.
The camel code outlines the basic welfare needs and humane treatment of camels.
Find out about the Australian cattle welfare code, including duty of care for cattle, and welfare for bobby calves.
This code of practice provides minimum acceptable standards of welfare for animals at saleyards. It applies to all ages and types of animals being sold.
Read about the rodeo code of practice, a mandatory code under the Animal Care and Protection Act 2001 that applies to all cattle and horses.
Read about acceptable minimum practices for transporting animals by land. Codes of practice protect all animals being transported anywhere for any purpose.
This mandatory code provides standards for the welfare and humane treatment of horses at slaughter facilities.