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.
Links to information on caring for pets and animals in natural disasters
Queensland's animal welfare law
A listing of the four aims of Queensland 's animal welfare program whose regulations are amalgamated in the Animal Care and Protection Regulation 2002
Information for pet owners
Information for pet owners or those considering buying a pet.
Education resources to learn more about animal welfare in Queensland
About the pet shop code
The pet shop code provides recommendations for the care and management of animals sold through pet shops.
Animal welfare law for veterinarians
Information on the Animal Care and Protection Act 2001 for veterinarians
Animal Welfare Advisory Board
Introduction to the Animal Welfare Advisory Board
- Animal welfare complaints in Queensland
Dog breeder regulation
The Queensland Government is conducting a public consultation into the welfare of breeding dogs in Queensland.