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Animal welfare and ethics

National poultry standards closed

Public consultation for the draft Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Poultry concluded on 26 February 2018. All submissions are being assessed by an independent consultant. The independent consultant’s report and the major submissions will be available in June 2018 on the Animal Welfare Standards – Poultry website. For further information contact aha@animalhealthaustralia.com.au.

The Queensland Government is committed to ensuring that all animals in Queensland have appropriate standards of welfare.

Biosecurity Queensland, a service of the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, is the government's lead agency for animal welfare activities in Queensland. We develop, monitor and enforce animal welfare policy, legislation and standards, and educate the community about animal welfare.

  • Animal welfare

    Animal welfare requirements in Queensland, including codes of practice, animal welfare law and pet ownership

  • Using animals for scientific purposes

    Animal ethics - the use of animals for scientific purposes

  • Forms

    Animal Welfare and Ethic guidelines and forms for registration of scientific users, exemption from disclosure, ethic committee details and committee structures.