Animal Welfare

Under the Tasmanian Animal Welfare Act 1993, there are many classes of people deemed to be responsible for the welfare of animals. In practice, this means that in addition to the owner, other people have some responsibility if they have animals on agistment or loan, if they are a livestock carrier or livestock agent or if they have animals in their care in any other way. The Act applies to all animals, whether they are pets or livestock.

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‚ÄčYou are encouraged to report animal cruelty or neglect.  We have published a fact sheet - Reporting Animal Cruelty or Neglect - to explain the process.

To report animal cruelty:
RSPCA Inspectorate
Phone: 1300 139 947
Email: inspector@rspcatas.org.au

Contact

Animal Biosecurity and Welfare Branch
GPO Box 44
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 3263
Email: AnimalWelfareEnquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au