Animal welfare

National poultry standards open for consultation

Have your say as part of the public consultation for the draft Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Poultry and Regulation Impact Statement. The opportunity to comment closes 26 February 2018. Read more about the Poultry public consultation or contact

A caring society ensures good animal welfare standards. It promotes responsible animal care and use, and helps ensure animal welfare standards meet public expectations.

Biosecurity Queensland administers the Animal Care and Protection Act 2001 (the ACPA) as part of its Animal Welfare project. While protecting animals, the ACPA has strict accountability mechanisms to safeguard the rights of individuals, and ensure investigations are undertaken in a fair and objective manner.

Last updated 21 January 2015