The Australian Government works with states, territories and international trading partners to maintain and improve domestic and international animal welfare.
Australia's state and territory governments have primary responsibility for animal welfare and laws to prevent cruelty. The Australian Government is responsible for trade and international agreements relating to animal welfare. It works with exporters to maintain international export standards.
Animal welfare encompasses all aspects of animal health and well-being. Australia's animal welfare strategies involve:
- government and non-government organisations
- veterinary and community groups
- animal industries
- animal welfare groups, and
- individual animal owners and handlers.
In this section
Animal Welfare in Australia
- Roles and Responsibilities
- Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines (Model Codes of Practice)
- Animal Welfare Committee
- National Consultative Committee on Animal Welfare (NCCAW)
- Animal welfare for kids!
- Live Animal Export Trade
- Australian Position Statement on the Export of Livestock Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock Version 2.3
- View and learn about the AAWS
- AAWS Progression and Implementation
- Stocktake of animal welfare arrangements for each animal sector
- International Animal Welfare Conference
- Animal Welfare Science Summit - Pain & Pain Management
13 May 2013