Code of Practice By State

It is a requirement that all registered dog and cat breeders within Australia hold a copy of the Animal Welfare Code (relevant to their State) within their records. Please read and print your relevant State's code below. Links to further resources and policies can also be found below.

NSW Code of Practice Breeding Dogs

Breeding Dogs & Cats

This Code is designed for everyone involved in the activity of breeding dogs and cats and has been developed to protect the welfare of the animals in their care. By adhering to this Code, people involved in animal breeding demonstrate to the general community their concern for the welfare of the animals in their care.

Queensland Breeding Dogs Code of Practice

Breeding Dogs & Their Progeny

It is requirement in Queensland that all dog breeders comply with their animal welfare standards and to also register as a dog breeder on the Queensland Dog Breeder Register:

https://qdbr.daf.qld.gov.au/

Victoria Breeding Dogs Code of Practice

Operation of Breeding & Rearing Businesses

The purpose of the Code is to specify the minimum standards of accommodation, management, breeding and care that are appropriate to the physical and behavioural needs of dogs and cats housed in businesses operating as breeding or rearing domestic animal businesses.

NT Animal Welfare Act

NT Breeding Dogs Code of Practice Welfare

Service 

An Act to provide for the welfare of animals, prevent cruelty to animals
and for related purposes

Health & Welfare of Dogs in WA

Draft Standards and Guidelines for the Health and Welfare of Dogs in WA

Standards & Guidelines

The development of minimum requirements for dog care and management is a valuable input to compliance with the Animal Welfare Act 2002. By following these recommendations, people who are responsible for the care and management of dogs can ensure animal welfare and comply with the law

Code of Practice

SA Dog Breeding Code of Practice

Operation of Breeding & Rearing Businesses

These standards and guidelines complement the Animal Welfare Act 1985 by clarifying terms such as ‘reasonable’, ‘appropriate’ and ‘adequate’. The standards are the minimum requirements that must be met under animal welfare law. By adhering to the standards, people involved in breeding and trading companion animals demonstrate to the general community their commitment for the welfare of the animals in their care.

Tasmania Animal Welfare

Tasmania Code of Practice Dog Breeding

An Act to provide for the welfare of animals, prevent cruelty to animals
and for related purposes

A.C.T Animal Welfare Breeding Standards

ACT Code of Practice Dog Breeding

You will be required to comply with this standard if you intend to breed cats or dogs. The purpose of the standard is to prevent the intensive breeding of female cats and dogs in puppy and kitten farms. The standard sets out rules that outline: