Legislation & Cases

(note this section is still being updated)
There are no National laws in Australia relating to Animal welfare.  The state and territory laws regulating companion animals are contained in the following acts.   The relevant government departments responsible for administering the legislation are listed under the State or Territory legislation.

 

New South Wales

 

http://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/viewtop/inforce/act+200+1979+FIRST+0+N/

http://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/viewtop/inforce/subordleg+523+2006+FIRST+0+N/

http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture/livestock/animal-welfare/general#Legislation

 

Victoria

 

http://corrigan.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/vic/consol_act/poctaa1986360/

Australian Capital Territory

 

Queensland

 

 

Tasmania

 

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/tas/consol_act/awa1993128/

 

Western Australia

 

Australian Capital Territory

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/act/consol_act/awa1992128/

Northern Territory

 

 

 

 

 

New legislation relating to welfare and control of cats.
The Western Australian parliament’s Legislative Council delivered the second reading speech of the Cat Bill 2011.

http://www.parliament.wa.gov.au/parliament/bills.nsf/BillProgressPopup?openForm&ParentUNID=F86394C3FA4A36BB482578B0001AFF0F