Animal Welfare at Rodeos

The Animal Welfare Act makes it compulsory for rodeos in Tasmania to be run under a prescribed code of practice. Currently, the prescribed code is the nationally developed 'Standards for the Care and Treatment of Rodeo Livestock'. This document can be accessed at the following link:

  Standards for the Care and Treatment of Rodeo Livestock   (137Kb)

It is important to note that the Animal Welfare Act 1993 also states that a veterinary surgeon must be present at all Tasmanian rodeos.

To report animal cruelty:

RSPCA Inspectorate
Phone: 1300 139 947
Email: reportit@rspcatas.org.au​ 


Contact

Animal Biosecurity & Welfare Branch
GPO Box 44
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 1300 368 550
Email: AnimalDisease.Enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

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