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ANIMAL WELFARE ACT 1992 - NOTES

Dictionary

(see s 2)

Note 1     The Legislation Act

contains definitions and other provisions relevant to this Act.

Note 2     For example, the Legislation Act

, dict, pt 1, defines the following terms:

              •     ACAT

              •     chief police officer

              •     Corporations Act

              •     director-general (see s 163)

              •     fail

              •     found guilty

              •     maximum penalty

              •     Minister (see s 162)

              •     person

              •     public servant

              •     reviewable decision notice

              •     veterinary practitioner.

"animal" means—

        (a)     a live member of a vertebrate species, including—

              (i)     an amphibian; and

              (ii)     a bird; and

              (iii)     a fish; and

              (iv)     a mammal (other than a human being); and

              (v)     a reptile; or

        (b)     a live cephalopod; or

        (c)     a live crustacean intended for human consumption.

"animal ethics committee" means—

        (a)     for this Act generally—an animal ethics committee established in accordance with a regulation; and

        (b)     in relation to a licence—the animal ethics committee whose functions relate to the licence; and

        (c)     in relation to an application for an authorisation—the animal ethics committee to which the application is made; and

        (d)     in relation to an authorisation or an authorisation holder—the animal ethics committee that gave the authorisation.

"animal welfare entity"—see section 86A.

"approval", for part 6A (Regulatory action)—see section 73A.

"approved code of practice" means a code of practice approved under section 22, as in force under this Act.

"approved person", for part 6A (Regulatory action)—see section 73A.

"authorisation" means a research authorisation or teaching authorisation.

"authorisation holder" means a person granted a research authorisation or a teaching authorisation under section 38 (1) (a).

"authorised officer" means an authorised officer under section 77.

"authorised staff member", of a corporation, for division 4.2 (Authorisations)—see section 37 (2).

"authority" means the Animal Welfare Authority under section 5.

"board", an animal, for part 3A (Pet businesses)—see section 24E.

"breeding licence", for part 3A (Pet businesses)—see section 24E.

"business premises", for division 7.3 (Powers of inspectors)—see section 80.

"circus permit" means a circus permit granted under section 55.

"circus permit-holder" means a person granted a circus permit under section 55 (1) (a).

"confine", an animal, for part 2 (Animal welfare offences)see section 6A.

"connected", for part 7 (Enforcement)—see section 74.

"cruelty", in relation to an animal, for pt 2 (Animal welfare offences)see section 6A.

"defined offence "means—

        (a)     an offence against this Act; or

        (b)     an offence in relation to animal welfare under another territory law or a Commonwealth or State law.

"director", of a corporation incorporated for a public purpose under a territory law or Commonwealth or State law, includes a member of the corporation.

"domestic", in relation to an animal, includes captive.

"engage in conduct" means—

        (a)     do an act; or

        (b)     omit to do an act.

"executive officer", of a corporation, means a person (however described) who is concerned with, or takes part in, the corporation's management, whether or not the person is a director of the corporation.

"feral animal" means an animal (other than a native animal) that does not live in a domestic state.

"identity card" means—

        (a)     in relation to an inspector (other than a police officer), an authorised officer or a delegate of the authority—an identity card issued to the person under section 78; or

Note     The authority is an inspector (see s 76 (2) (a)).

        (b)     in relation to a police officer—proof of identification of a type approved for general purposes by the chief police officer.

"injury", in relation to an animal, includes—

        (a)     the aggravation, acceleration or recurrence of any physical injury; and

        (b)     the contraction, aggravation, acceleration or recurrence of a disease.

"inspector" means an inspector under section 76.

"interstate research authorisation "means an authorisation (however described) to conduct research, or teach, using animals that—

        (a)     has been granted under a State law; and

        (b)     has not been suspended.

"interstate researcher "means a person who holds an interstate research authorisation.

"licence" means a licence granted under section 27.

"licensed pet business" means a person issued a pet business licence under section 24G (1) (a).

"licensed premises"—see section 27 (Decision about licence application).

"licensee "means a person granted a licence under section 27 (1) (a).

"mandatory code of practice "means a code of practice, or part of a code of practice, approved under section 23 as mandatory.

"native animal"—see the Nature Conservation Act 2014

, section 12.

"occupier", of premises that an inspector or authorised officer is authorised to enter under part 7, for part 7 (Enforcement)—see section 74.

"offence"—

        (a)     for part 7 (Enforcement)—see section 74; and

        (b)     for division 7.10 (Evidence)—see section 97; and

        (c)     for division 7.11 (Court orders and corporate penalties)—see section 100.

"officer"—

        (a)     for division 7.7 (Consent to entry, reports and search warrants)—see section 87; and

        (b)     for division 7.9 (Compensation for animal injury and death)—see section 93.

"owner", of an injured or dead animal, for division 7.9 (Compensation for animal injury and death)—see section 93.

"pain" includes suffering and distress.

"person in charge", in relation to an animal, means—

        (a)     the owner of the animal; or

        (b)     a person having the custody or control of the animal; or

        (c)     if a person mentioned in paragraph (b) is acting as the employee or agent of someone else—the other person; or

        (d)     if the animal is confined in a saleyard—the occupier of the saleyard.

"pest" does not include a domestic animal or native animal.

"pet business", for part 3A (Pet businesses)—see section 24E.

"pet business licence" means a licence issued under section 24G (1) (a).

"pet shop", for part 3A (Pet businesses)—see section 24E.

"poison", for part 2 (Animal welfare offences)see section 6A.

"premises"—

        (a)     for this Act generally, includes—

              (i)     a building or part of a building; and

              (ii)     a tent, stall or other structure, whether permanent or temporary; and

              (iii)     land (including water on land) whether or not appurtenant to a building; and

              (iv)     a vehicle; and

        (b)     in relation to the exercise of an inspector's powers, for division 7.3 (Powers of inspectors)—see section 80.

"prohibited animal", for part 5 (Circuses and travelling zoos)—see section 51.

"prohibited item—"see section 14.

"regulatory body", for part 6A (Regulatory action)—see section 73A.

"research authorisation" means an authorisation granted under section 38 (Decision about authorisation application) to conduct a program of research in relation to licensed premises.

"reviewable decision", for part 8 (Notification and review of decisions)—see section 107.

"teaching authorisation" means an authorisation granted under section 38 (Decision about authorisation application) to conduct a program of teaching in relation to licensed premises.

"trapping permit "means a permit granted under section 64 (Decision about trapping permit application) for—

        (a)     domestic or private purposes; or

        (b)     the purposes of a commercial trapping operation.

"trapping permit-holder" means a person granted a trapping permit under section 64 (1) (a).

"travelling zoo" does not include—

        (a)     for a zoo located in the ACT—the display of the zoo's animals at a place other than the place where the zoo is permanently located; or

        (b)     a zoo (however described) the main purpose of which is to make animals available for contact with members of the public.

Example—par (b)

a zoo known as a petting zoo that contains animals such as livestock, poultry and rabbits

"travelling zoo permit" means a travelling zoo permit granted under section 55.

"travelling zoo permit-holder" means a person granted a travelling zoo permit under section 55 (1) (a).

"vehicle" includes a caravan, trailer or vessel.

"veterinary treatment", in relation to an animal, means—

        (a)     a medical procedure of a prophylactic or therapeutic nature carried out on the animal by a veterinary practitioner; or

        (b)     a medical procedure of a prophylactic nature carried out on the animal in accordance with directions given by a veterinary practitioner; or

        (c)     a surgical procedure of a prophylactic or therapeutic nature, or sterilisation, carried out on the animal by a veterinary practitioner; or

        (d)     any other medical or surgical procedure carried out on the animal by a veterinary practitioner.

"welfare", in relation to animals, means the health, safety and welfare of—

        (a)     animals in general; or

        (b)     1 or more animals in particular.

Endnotes

1     About the endnotes

Amending and modifying laws are annotated in the legislation history and the amendment history. Current modifications are not included in the republished law but are set out in the endnotes.

Not all editorial amendments made under the Legislation Act 2001

, part 11.3 are annotated in the amendment history. Full details of any amendments can be obtained from the Parliamentary Counsel's Office.

Uncommenced amending laws are not included in the republished law. The details of these laws are underlined in the legislation history. Uncommenced expiries are underlined in the legislation history and amendment history.

If all the provisions of the law have been renumbered, a table of renumbered provisions gives details of previous and current numbering.

The endnotes also include a table of earlier republications.

2     Abbreviation key

A = Act

NI = Notifiable instrument

AF = Approved form

o = order

am = amended

om = omitted/repealed

amdt = amendment

ord = ordinance

AR = Assembly resolution

orig = original

ch = chapter

par = paragraph/subparagraph

CN = Commencement notice

pres = present

def = definition

prev = previous

DI = Disallowable instrument

(prev...) = previously

dict = dictionary

pt = part

disallowed = disallowed by the Legislative

r = rule/subrule

Assembly

reloc = relocated

div = division

renum = renumbered

exp = expires/expired

R[X] = Republication No

Gaz = gazette

RI = reissue

hdg = heading

s = section/subsection

IA = Interpretation Act 1967

sch = schedule

ins = inserted/added

sdiv = subdivision

LA = Legislation Act 2001

SL = Subordinate law

LR = legislation register

sub = substituted

LRA = Legislation (Republication) Act 1996

underlining = whole or part not commenced

mod = modified/modification

or to be expired

3     Legislation history

Animal Welfare Act 1992 A1992-45

notified 1 September 1992 (Gaz 1992 No S148)

s 1, s 2 commenced 1 September 1992 (s 2 (1))

ss 6, 76, 78, 79 and 109 commenced 2 November 1992 (Gaz 1992 No 44)

remainder commenced 1 March 1993 (s 2 (3))

as amended by

Acts Revision (Position of Crown) Act 1993

A1993-44 sch 2

notified 27 August 1993 (Gaz 1993 No S165)

commenced 27 August 1993 (s 2)

Administrative Appeals (Consequential Amendments) Act 1994

A1994-60 sch 1

notified 11 October 1994 (Gaz 1994 No S197)

s 1, s 2 commenced 11 October 1994 (s 2 (1))

sch 1 commenced 14 November 1994 (s 2 (2) and Gaz 1994 No S250)

Statutory Offices (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1994

A1994-97 sch

notified 15 December 1994 (Gaz 1994 No S280)

s 1, s 2 commenced 15 December 1994 (s 2 (1))

sch commenced 15 December 1994 (Gaz 1994 No S293)

Nature Conservation (Amendment) Act (No 2) 1994

A1994-110 sch 2

notified 22 December 1994 (Gaz 1994 No S289)

s 1, s 2 commenced 22 December 1994 (s 2 (1))

sch 2 commenced 8 February 1995 (Gaz 1995 No S41)

Animal Welfare (Amendment) Act 1997

A1997-45 (as am A2001-44

pt 19; A2001-83

s 9; A2005-54

sch 1 pt 1.4)

notified 19 September 1997 (Gaz 1997 No S264)

ss 1-3 commenced 19 September 1997 (s 2 (1))

s 4, s 5, s 5A repealed before commencement (see A2014-3

s 4)

s 6 commenced 19 December 1997 (s 2 (4))

Statute Law Revision (Penalties) Act 1998

A1998-54 sch

notified 27 November 1998 (Gaz 1998 No S207)

s 1, s 2 commenced 27 November 1998 (s 2 (1))

sch commenced 9 December 1998 (Gaz 1998 No 49)

Animal Welfare Amendment Act 2000

A2000-72

notified 21 December 2000 (Gaz 2000 No S69)

commenced 21 December 2000 (s 2)

Legislation (Consequential Amendments) Act 2001

A2001-44 pt 17

notified 26 July 2001 (Gaz 2001 No 30)

s 1, s 2 commenced 26 July 2001 (IA s 10B)

pt 17 commenced 12 September 2001 (s 2 and see Gaz 2001 No S65)

Statute Law Amendment Act 2001 (No 2)

A2001-56 pt 3.4

notified 5 September 2001 (Gaz 2001 No S65)

commenced 12 September 2001 (s 2 (1))

Criminal Code (Theft, Fraud, Bribery and Related Offences) Amendment Act 2004

A2004-15 sch 1 pt 1.1, sch 2 pt 2.4

notified LR 26 March 2004

s 1, s 2 commenced 26 March 2004 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 1 pt 1.1, sch 2 pt 2.4 commenced 9 April 2004 (s 2 (1))

Animal Legislation (Penalties) Amendment Act 2004

A2004-50

notified LR 16 August 2004

s 1, s 2 commenced 16 August 2004 (LA s 75 (1))

remainder commenced 17 August 2004 (s 2)

Stock Act 2005

A2005-19 sch 1 pt 1.1

notified LR 13 April 2005
s 1, s 2 commenced 13 April 2005 (LA s 75 (1))
sch 1 pt 1.1 commenced 26 August 2005 (s 2 and CN2005-13

)

Criminal Code Harmonisation Act 2005

A2005-54 sch 1 pt 1.3, sch 1 pt 1.4

notified LR 27 October 2005
s 1, s 2 commenced 27 October 2005 (LA s 75 (1))
sch 1 pt 1.3 commenced 24 November 2005 (s 2)
sch 1 pt 1.4 never commenced (A1997-45

rep before commenced by A2014-3

s 4)

Animal Welfare Amendment Act 2006

A2006-17

notified LR 10 May 2006
s 1, s 2 commenced 10 May 2006 (LA s 75 (1))
remainder commenced 11 May 2006 (s 2)

Animal Welfare Legislation Amendment Act 2007

A2007-7 pt 2

notified LR 26 March 2007

s 1, s 2 commenced 26 March 2007 (LA s 75 (1))

s 15 commenced 26 September 2007 (s 2 (2))

pt 2 remainder commenced 27 March 2007 (s 2 (1))

Statute Law Amendment Act 2007 (No 3)

A2007-39 sch 3 pt 3.4

notified LR 6 December 2007

s 1, s 2 commenced 6 December 2007 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 3 pt 3.4 commenced 27 December 2007 (s 2)

Statute Law Amendment Act 2008

A2008-28 sch 3 pt 3.3

notified LR 12 August 2008

s 1, s 2 commenced 12 August 2008 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 3 pt 3.3 commenced 26 August 2008 (s 2)

ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal Legislation Amendment Act 2008 (No 2)

A2008-37 sch 1 pt 1.8

notified LR 4 September 2008

s 1, s 2 commenced 4 September 2008 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 1 pt 1.8 commenced 2 February 2009 (s 2 (1) and see ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2008

A2008-35, s 2 (1) and CN2009-2

)

Animal Welfare Amendment Act 2010

A2010-14
notified LR 1 April 2010
s 1, s 2 commenced 1 April 2010 (LA s 75 (1))
remainder commenced 1 October 2010 (s 2 and LA s 79)

Administrative (One ACT Public Service Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 2011

A2011-22 sch 1 pt 1.10

notified LR 30 June 2011

s 1, s 2 commenced 30 June 2011 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 1 pt 1.10 commenced 1 July 2011 (s 2 (1))

Evidence (Consequential Amendments) Act 2011

A2011-48 sch 1 pt 1.3

notified LR 22 November 2011

s 1, s 2 commenced 22 November 2011 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 1 pt 1.3 commenced 1 March 2012 (s 2 (1) and see Evidence Act 2011

A2011-12, s 2 and CN2012-4

)

Animal Welfare (Factory Farming) Amendment Act 2014

A2014-3 pt 2

notified LR 6 March 2014

s 1, s 2 commenced 6 March 2014 (LA s 75 (1))

pt 2 commenced 7 March 2014 (s 2)

Nature Conservation Act 2014

A2014-59 sch 2 pt 2.1

notified LR 11 December 2014

s 1, s 2 commenced 11 December 2014 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 2 pt 2.1 commenced 11 June 2015 (s 2 (1) and LA s 79)

Domestic Animals (Breeding) Legislation Amendment Act 2015

A2015-9 pt 2

notified LR 7 April 2015

s 1, s 2 commenced 7 April 2015 (LA s 75 (1))

pt 2 commenced 15 September 2015 (s 2 and CN2015-19

)

Red Tape Reduction Legislation Amendment Act 2015

A2015-33 sch 1 pt 1.6

notified LR 30 September 2015

s 1, s 2 commenced 30 September 2015 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 1 pt 1.6 commenced 14 October 2015 (s 2)

Animal Welfare Amendment Act 2016

A2016-19

notified LR 13 April 2016

s 1, s 2 commenced 13 April 2016 (LA s 75 (1))

remainder commenced 31 May 2016 (s 2, CN2016-11

and see LA s 77 (3))

Domestic Animals (Racing Greyhounds) Amendment Act 2017

A2017-44 sch 1 pt 1.1

notified LR 5 December 2017

s 1, s 2 commenced 5 December 2017 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 1 pt 1.1 commenced 30 April 2018 (s 2)

Veterinary Practice Act 2018

A2018-32 sch 3 pt 3.2

notified LR 30 August 2018

s 1, s 2 commenced 30 August 2018 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 3 pt 3.2 commenced 21 December 2018 (s 2 and CN2018-12

)

Consumer Protection Legislation Amendment Act 2019

A2019-2 sch 1

notified LR 26 February 2019

s 1, s 2 commenced 26 February 2019 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 1 commenced 26 August 2019 (s 2 (2) and LA s 79)

Animal Welfare Legislation Amendment Act 2019

A2019-35 pt 2

notified LR 10 October 2019

s 1, s 2 commenced 10 October 2019 (LA s 75 (1))

s 25, s 32, s 50, s 51, s 53, s 54, s 56, s 85, s 86, s 106, s 113, s 117, s 119 commenced 10 April 2020 (s 2 (2))

pt 2 remainder commenced 17 October 2019 (s 2 (1))

Statute Law Amendment Act 2021

A2021-12 sch 3 pt 3.2

notified LR 9 June 2021

s 1, s 2 commenced 9 June 2021 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 3 pt 3.2 commenced 23 June 2021 (s 2 (1))

4     Amendment history

Name of Act
s 1     sub A2000-72

amdt 1.1

Dictionary
s 2     sub A2000-72

amdt 1.1
    am A2014-59

amdt 2.1

Notes
s 3     sub A2000-72

amdt 1.1

Offences against Act—application of Criminal Code etc
s 3A     renum as s 4

Offences against Act—application of Criminal Code etc
s 4     orig s 4
    am A1994-60

sch 1; A1994-97

sch; A1994-110

sch 2 pt 2; A2000-72

s 4
    defs reloc to dict A2000-72

amdt 1.2
    om A2000-72

amdt 1.2
    prev s 4
    sub as s 5
    pres s 4
    (prev s 3A) ins A2005-54

amdt 1.9
    renum as s 4 A2007-7

s 5

Objects of Act
s 4A     ins A2015-9

s 4
    sub A2019-35

s 4

Animal Welfare Authority
s 5     orig s 5
    om A1993-44

sch 2
    prev s 5
    ins A1994-97

sch
    om A2000-72

amdt 1.3
    pres s 5
    (prev s 4) ins A2000-72

amdt 1.3
    sub as s 5 A2007-7

s 5
    (2)-(4) exp 27 March 2008 (s 5 (4) (LA s 88 declaration applies))
    am A2011-22

amdt 1.38

Delegation by authority
s 6     sub A1994-97

sch; A2007-7

s 6; A2019-35

s 5

Animal welfare offences
pt 2 hdg     sub A2005-54

amdt 1.11

Definitions—pt 2
s 6A     ins A1994-97

sch
    am A1998-54

sch; A2000-72

amdt 1.4
    sub A2005-54

amdt 1.10
    (6)-(8) exp 24 November 2005 (s 6A (8))
    om A2007-39

amdt 3.7
    ins A2016-19

s 4
    sub A2019-35

s 6
    def confine ins A2019-35

s 6
    def cruelty ins A2019-35

s 6
    def poison ins A2019-35

s 6

Failure to provide appropriate care
s 6B     ins A2016-19

s 4
    sub A2019-35

s 6

Failure to provide animal with water or shelter
s 6C     ins A2019-35

s 6

Failure to provide animal with hygienic environment
s 6D     ins A2019-35

s 6

Failure to properly groom and maintain animal
s 6E     ins A2019-35

s 6

Failure to exercise dog
s 6F     ins A2019-35

s 6

Abandoning an animal
s 6G     ins A2019-35

s 6

Cruelty
s 7     am A1998-54

sch; A2000-72

amdt 1.45
    sub A2005-54

amdt 1.11
    am A2019-35

s 7

Aggravated cruelty
s 7A     ins A2006-17

s 4
    am A2019-35

s 8, s 9

Alternative verdicts—cruelty
s 7B     ins A2006-17

s 4

Hitting or kicking animal
s 8     am A1998-54

sch; A2000-72

amdt 1.5, amdt 1.6
    sub A2005-54

amdt 1.11
    om A2016-19

s 5
    ins A2019-35

s 10

Unlawful confinement of animal
s 9     am A1998-54

sch; A2000-72

amdt 1.45, amdt 1.47
    sub A2005-54

amdt 1.11; A2019-35

s 11

Keeping laying fowls for commercial egg production—appropriate accommodation
s 9A     ins A1997-45

s 4 (as am A2005-54

amdt 1.30) (A1997-45

rep before commenced by A2014-3

s 4); A2014-3

s 5
    am A2019-2

amdt 1.1

Keeping pigs—appropriate accommodation
s 9B     ins A2014-3

s 6
    am A2018-32

amdt 3.3

Removing or trimming beak of fowl
s 9C     ins A2014-3

s 7
    am A2018-32

amdt 3.3

Assisting injured animal
s 10     am A1998-54

sch; A2000-72

amdt 1.45, amdt 1.47
    sub A2005-54

amdt 1.11; A2019-35

s 12

Unlawful release of animal
s 11     am A1998-54

sch; A2000-72

amdt 1.45
    sub A2005-54

amdt 1.11; A2019-35

s 12

Administering poison
s 12     am A1994-110

sch 2 pt 2; A1998-54

sch
    sub A2000-72

s 5; A2005-54

amdt 1.11

Laying poison
s 12A     ins A2000-72

s 5
    sub A2005-54

amdt 1.11
    am A2019-35

s 13

Electrical devices
s 13     am A1998-54

sch; A2000-72

amdt 1.45
    sub A2005-54

amdt 1.11
    am A2019-35

s 14

Use or possession of prohibited item
s 14     am A1998-54

sch; A2000-72

amdt 1.45, amdt 1.48
    sub A2005-54

amdt 1.11; A2016-19

s 6
    am A2019-35

ss 15-17; ss renum R30 LA

Transport of animals—generally
s 15     am A1998-54

sch; A2000-72

amdt 1.7, amdt 1.45
    sub A2005-54

amdt 1.11
    am A2007-7

s 7
    sub A2019-35

s 18

Transport of dogs
s 15A     ins A2000-72

s 6
    sub A2005-54

amdt 1.11
    am A2019-35

s 19, s 20; ss renum R30 LA

Intensive breeding of cats or dogs
s 15B     ins A2015-9

s 5
    am A2017-44

amdt 1.1; A2018-32

amdt 3.3; A2019-35

s 21

Using unfit animal
s 16     am A1998-54

sch; A2000-72

amdt 1.45
    sub A2005-54

amdt 1.11; A2019-35

s 22

Violent animal activities
s 17     am A1994-110

sch 2 pt 2; A1998-54

sch; A2000-72

amdt 1.45; A2005-19

amdt 1.1
    sub A2005-54

amdt 1.11; A2007-7

s 8; A2019-35

s 22

Rodeos and game parks
s 18     am A1998-54

sch; A2000-72

amdt 1.45
    sub A2005-54

amdt 1.11
    am A2019-35

s 23

Greyhound racing
s 18A     ins A2017-44

amdt 1.2

Medical and surgical procedures—people other than veterinary practitioners
s 19 hdg     sub A2000-72

s 7
    am A2018-32

amdt 3.4
s 19     am A1994-110

sch 2 pt 2; A1998-54

sch; A2000-72

s 7
    sub A2005-54

amdt 1.11; A2007-7

s 9
    am A2018-32

amdt 3.3

Medical and surgical procedures—veterinary practitioners
s 19A hdg     am A2018-32

amdt 3.4
s 19A     ins A2000-72

s 8
    sub A2005-54

amdt 1.11; A2007-7

s 9
    am A2018-32

amdt 3.3

Exception—conduct in accordance with approved code of practice or mandatory code of practice
s 20     am A1997-45

s 5, s 5A (as am A2005-54

amdt 1.31) (A1997-45

rep before commenced by A2014-3

s 4); A2000-72

s 9
    sub A2005-54

amdt 1.11
    am A2007-7

s 20
    sub A2010-14

s 4
    am A2014-3

ss 8-10; pars renum R21 LA; A2016-19

s 7; A2018-32

amdt 3.4; A2019-35

s 24

Contents
s 21     am A1994-110

sch 2 pt 2; A2015-9

s 6; pars renum R23 LA; A2019-35

s 21, s 25; pars renum R31 LA

Approved code of practice
s 22 hdg     sub A2010-14

s 5
s 22     sub A2001-44

amdt 1.175

Mandatory code of practice
s 23     am A2000-72

amdt 1.8
    om A2001-44

amdt 1.175
    ins A2010-14

s 6

Publication
s 24     am A2001-44

amdt 1.176; A2010-14

s 7; A2015-33

amdt 1.16

Reckless failure to comply with mandatory code of practice
s 24A     ins A2010-14

s 8

Failure to comply with mandatory code of practice
s 24B     ins A2010-14

s 8
    am A2019-35

s 26; ss renum R30 LA

Direction to comply with mandatory code
s 24C     ins A2010-14

s 8
    am A2019-35

ss 27-30; pars renum R30 LA

Failure to comply with direction to comply with mandatory code
s 24D     ins A2019-35

s 31

Pet businesses
pt 3A hdg     ins A2019-35

s 32

Preliminary
div 3A.1 hdg     ins A2019-35

s 32

Definitions—pt 3A
s 24E     ins A2019-35

s 32
    def board ins A2019-35

s 32
    def breeding licence ins A2019-35

s 32
    def pet business ins A2019-35

s 32
    def pet shop ins A2019-35

s 32

Pet business licensing
div 3A.2 hdg     ins A2019-35

s 32

Pet business licence application
s 24F     ins A2019-35

s 32

Issue of pet business licence
s 24G     ins A2019-35

s 32

Pet business licence term and form
s 24H     ins A2019-35

s 32

Conditions for pet business licence
s 24I     ins A2019-35

s 32

Transfer application
s 24J     ins A2019-35

s 32

Transfer decision
s 24K     ins A2019-35

s 32

Renewal application
s 24L     ins A2019-35

s 32

Renewal decision
s 24M     ins A2019-35

s 32

Amendment of pet business licence
s 24N     ins A2019-35

s 32

Authority may request more information
s 24O     ins A2019-35

s 32

Pet business offences
div 3A.3 hdg     ins A2019-35

s 32

Pet shops—failure to keep records
s 24P     ins A2019-35

s 32

Pet shops—failure to share records
s 24Q     ins A2019-35

s 32

Operating pet business without pet business licence
s 24R     ins A2019-35

s 32

Breach of pet business licence
s 24S     ins A2019-35

s 32

Licences
div 4.1 hdg     (prev pt 4 div 1 hdg) renum R4 LA (see A2000-72

amdt 1.49)
    sub A2007-7

s 11

Research, teaching and breeding
s 25     am A1998-54

sch
    sub A2000-72

s 10; A2005-54

amdt 1.12; A2007-7

s 11
    am A2008-28

amdt 3.26

Application for licence
s 26     am A2000-72

amdt 1.9; A2001-44

amdts 1.177-1.179
    sub A2007-7

s 11
    am A2021-12

amdt 3.3

Decision about licence application
s 27     sub A2007-7

s 11
    am A2014-59

amdt 2.2

Licence conditions
s 28     am A2000-72

amdt 1.10, 1.11; A2001-44

amdt 1.180
    sub A2007-7

s 11
    am A2019-35

s 33

Form of licence
s 29     sub A2007-7

s 11

Term of licence
s 30     sub A2007-7

s 11

Licensees—request for information and documents
s 31     sub A2007-7

s 11

Licence renewal
s 32     sub A2000-72

amdt 1.12
    am A2001-44

amdt 1.181, amdt 1.182
    sub A2007-7

s 11

Licensee to notify change of name or address
s 33     sub A2007-7

s 11

Amendment of licence
s 34     sub A2007-7

s 11
    am A2008-37

amdt 1.24; A2021-12

amdt 3.3

Surrender of licences
s 35     sub A2007-7

s 11

Authorisations
div 4.2 hdg     (prev pt 4 div 2 hdg) renum R4 LA (see A2000-72

amdt 1.49)
    sub A2007-7

s 11

Meaning of authorised staff member—div 4.2
s 35A     ins A2019-35

s 34

Research and teaching using and breeding animals
s 36     am A1998-54

sch; A2000-72

amdt 1.47
    sub A2005-54

amdt 1.13; A2007-7

s 11

Application for authorisation
s 37     am A1998-54

sch; A2000-72

s 11
    sub A2005-54

amdt 1.14; A2007-7

s 11
    am A2019-35

s 35, s 36; ss renum R30 LA; A2021-12

amdt 3.3

Decision about authorisation application
s 38     am A2000-72

amdt 1.13, 1.14; A2001-44

amdt 1.183
    sub A2007-7

s 11
    am A2014-59

amdt 2.3; A2019-35

s 37, s 38

Authorisation conditions
s 39     sub A2007-7

s 11
    am A2019-35

s 39

Form of authorisation
s 40     am A2000-72

amdt 1.15
    sub A2007-7

s 11
    am A2019-35

s 40; pars renum R30 LA

Term of authorisation
s 41     sub A2007-7

s 11

Identity card for authorisation holders
s 42 hdg     am A2008-28

amdt 3.26
s 42     am A1998-54

sch; A2000-72

amdt 1.16, amdt 1.17; A2001-44

amdt 1.184
    sub A2005-54

amdt 1.15; A2007-7

s 11
    am A2008-28

amdt 3.17, amdt 3.18, amdt 3.26
    sub A2019-35

s 41

Authorisation holders—request for information and documents
s 43 hdg     am A2008-28

amdt 3.26
s 43     sub A2007-7

s 11
    am A2008-28

amdt 3.26

Authorisation renewal
s 44     sub A2000-72

amdt 1.18
    am A2001-44

amdt 1.185, amdt 1.186
    sub A2007-7

s 11
    am A2008-28

amdt 3.26

Authorisation holder to notify change of name or address
s 45 hdg     am A2008-28

amdt 3.26
s 45     sub A2007-7

s 11
    am A2008-28

amdt 3.26

Amendment of authorisation
s 46     sub A2007-7

s 11
    am A2008-28

amdt 3.26; A2008-37

amdt 1.24; A2021-12

amdt 3.3

Cessation of effect of authorisation
s 47     sub A2007-7

s 11

Surrender of authorisations
s 48     sub A2007-7

s 11
    am A2008-28

amdt 3.26

Return of cancelled and suspended authorisations
s 49     am A1998-54

sch; A2000-72

amdt 1.48
    sub A2005-54

amdt 1.16
    om A2007-7

s 11

Interstate researchers
div 4.3 hdg     (prev pt 4 div 2A hdg) ins A2000-72

s 12
    renum R4 LA (see A2000-72

amdt 1.49)

Notification
s 49A     ins A2000-72

s 12
    am A2001-44

amdt 1.187; A2021-12

amdt 3.3

Interstate researchers' authorisation in the ACT
s 49B     ins A2000-72

s 12
    am A2010-14

s 9; A2019-35

s 42

Animal ethics committees
div 4.4 hdg     (prev pt 4 div 3 hdg) renum R4 LA (see A2000-72

amdt 1.49)
    sub A2007-7

s 12

Animal ethics committees
s 50     sub A2007-7

s 12

Circuses and travelling zoos
pt 5 hdg     sub A2007-7

s 13

Preliminary
div 5.1 hdg     ins A2007-7

s 13

Meaning of prohibited animal—pt 5
s 51     am A1998-54

sch; A2000-72

amdt 1.45
    sub A2005-54

amdt 1.17; A2007-7

s 13

Offences
div 5.2 hdg     ins A2007-7

s 13

Circuses
s 52     am A2000-72

amdt 1.19
    sub A2007-7

s 13

Travelling zoos
s 53     am A2000-72

amdt 1.20; A2001-44

amdts 1.188-1.190
    sub A2007-7

s 13

Circus and travelling zoo permits
div 5.3 hdg     ins A2007-7

s 13

Application for circus or travelling zoo permit
s 54     am A2000-72

amdt 1.21, 1.22; A2001-44

amdt 1.191
    sub A2007-7

s 13
    am A2021-12

amdt 3.3

Decision about circus or travelling zoo permit application
s 55     sub A2007-7

s 13
    am A2014-59

amdt 2.4

Circus or travelling zoo permit conditions
s 56     sub A2007-7

s 13
    am A2019-35

s 43

Form of circus or travelling zoo permit
s 57     sub A2007-7

s 13

Term of circus or travelling zoo permit
s 58     sub A2007-7

s 13

Circus or travelling zoo permit-holder to notify change of name or address
s 59     am A1998-54

sch; A2000-72

amdt 1.48
    sub A2005-54

amdt 1.18; A2007-7

s 13

Amendment of circus or travelling zoo permit
s 59A     ins A2007-7

s 13
    am A2008-37

amdt 1.24; A2021-12

amdt 3.3

Trapping offences
div 6.1 hdg     (prev pt 6 div 1 hdg) renum R4 LA (see A2000-72

amdt 1.49)
    sub A2005-54

amdt 1.19

Steel-jawed traps and prohibited traps
s 60     am A1998-54

sch; A2000-72

amdt 1.45, amdt 1.48
    sub A2005-54

amdt 1.19
    am A2019-35

ss 44-46; ss renum R30 LA

Restricted traps
s 61     am A1998-54

sch; A2000-72

amdt 1.46
    sub A2005-54

amdt 1.19
    om A2019-35

s 47

Trapping—general
s 62     am A1998-54

sch; A2000-72

amdt 1.23, amdt 1.24
    sub A2005-54

amdt 1.19
    am A2007-7

s 14
    sub A2019-35

s 48

Trapping permits
div 6.2 hdg     (prev pt 6 div 2 hdg) renum R4 LA (see A2000-72

amdt 1.49)
    sub A2007-7

s 15

Application for trapping permit
s 63     om A2005-54

amdt 1.19
    ins A2007-7

s 15
    am A2021-12

amdt 3.3

Decision about trapping permit application
s 64     am A2000-72

amdt 1.25; A2001-44

amdts 1.192-1.194
    sub A2007-7

s 15

Trapping permit conditions
s 65     am A2000-72

amdt 1.26, 1.27; A2001-44

amdt 1.195
    sub A2007-7

s 15
    am A2019-35

s 49

Form of trapping permit
s 66     sub A2007-7

s 15

Term of trapping permit
s 67     sub A2007-7

s 15

Trapping permit-holders—request for information and documents
s 68     sub A2007-7

s 15

Trapping permit renewal
s 69     sub A2000-72

amdt 1.28
    am A2001-44

amdt 1.196, amdt 1.197
    sub A2007-7

s 15

Trapping permit-holder to notify change of name or address
s 70     sub A2007-7

s 15

Amendment of trapping permit
s 71     sub A2007-7

s 15
    am A2008-37

amdt 1.24; A2021-12

amdt 3.3

Surrender of trapping permits
s 72     sub A2007-7

s 15

Return of cancelled and suspended trapping permits
s 73     am A1998-54

sch; A2000-72

amdt 1.48
    sub A2005-54

amdt 1.20
    om A2007-7

s 15

Regulatory action
s 6A hdg     ins A2007-7

s 16

Definitions—pt 6A
s 73A     ins A2007-7

s 16
    def approval ins A2007-7

s 16
    am A2019-35

s 50; pars renum R31 LA
    def approved person ins A2007-7

s 16
    def regulatory body ins A2007-7

s 16
    am A2008-28

amdt 3.26; A2019-35

s 51

Grounds for regulatory action
s 73B     ins A2007-7

s 16
    am A2008-28

amdt 3.26; A2019-35

s 52; pars renum R30 LA; A2019-35

s 53, s 54; pars renum R31 LA

Regulatory action
s 73C     ins A2007-7

s 16

Taking regulatory action
s 73D     ins A2007-7

s 16
    am A2008-37

amdt 1.24

Immediate suspension
s 73E     ins A2007-7

s 16

Effect of suspension
s 73F     ins A2007-7

s 16
    am A2008-28

amdt 3.26

Return of amended, suspended or cancelled approvals
s 73G     ins A2007-7

s 16
    am A2008-37

amdt 1.25; A2019-35

s 55

Action by regulatory body in relation to amended or suspended approval
s 73H     ins A2007-7

s 16
    am A2019-35

s 56; pars renum R31 LA

Preliminary
div 7.1 hdg     (prev pt 7 div 1 hdg) renum R4 LA (see A2000-72

amdt 1.49)

Definitions—pt 7
s 74     am A1994-97

sch
    sub A2000-72

amdt 1.29

Protection from liability
s 75     sub A2008-28

amdt 3.19

Public access
s 75A     ins A1997-45

s 6
    am A2019-35

s 57

Inspectors and authorised officers
div 7.2 hdg     (prev pt 7 div 2 hdg) sub A1994-97

s 3 sch
    renum R4 LA (see A2000-72

amdt 1.49)

Inspectors
s 76     sub A1994-97

sch; A2000-72

amdt 1.30; A2007-7

s 17
    (3)-(5) exp 27 March 2008 (s 76 (5) (LA s 88 declaration applies))
    am A2011-22

amdt 1.38

Authorised officers
s 77     sub A1994-97

sch; A2000-72

amdt 1.30; A2007-7

s 17
    (3)-(5) exp 27 March 2008 (s 77 (5) (LA s 88 declaration applies))
    am A2011-22

amdt 1.38; A2018-32

amdt 3.3
    sub A2019-35

s 58

Identity cards
s 78     sub A1994-97

sch
    am A1998-54

sch; A2000-72

amdt 1.31
    sub A2005-54

amdt 1.21
    (6)-(8) exp 24 November 2005 (s 78 (8))
    am A2007-39

amdt 3.8; A2008-28

amdts 3.20-3.23; ss renum R15 LA; A2011-22

amdt 1.38; A2019-35

s 59

Identity cards
s 79     om A1994-97

sch

Powers of inspectors
div 7.3 hdg     (prev pt 7 div 3 hdg) renum R4 LA (see A2000-72

amdt 1.49)

Definitions—div 7.3
s 80 hdg     sub A2000-72

s 13
s 80     def business premises ins A2000-72

s 13

Powers of entry and search
s 81     am A2000-72

s 14; A2018-32

amdt 3.3

Power to seize animals—inspectors
s 81A     ins A2019-35

s 60

Powers of inspectors
s 82 hdg     sub A2000-72

s 15
s 82     am A1998-54

sch; A2000-72

s 15; A2005-54

amdt 1.22; A2016-19

s 8, s 9; pars renum R26 LA; A2019-35

ss 61-65; pars renum R30 LA

Direction to give personal details—inspector
s 82A hdg     sub A2019-35

s 66
s 82A     ins A2016-19

s 10
    am A2019-35

ss 67-69

Offence—fail to comply with inspector's direction to give name and address
s 82B     ins A2016-19

s 10

Powers of authorised officers
div 7.4 hdg     (prev pt 7 div 4 hdg) renum R4 LA (see A2000-72

amdt 1.49)

Research and educational institutions—powers of entry and search
s 83     am A2000-72

s 16; A2019-35

s 70

Power to seize animals—authorised officers
s 83A     ins A2019-35

s 71

Powers of authorised officers
s 84     am A1998-54

sch; A2000-72

s 17; A2005-54

amdt 1.23; A2016-19

s 11, s 12; pars renum R26 LA; A2019-35

ss 72-74; pars renum R30 LA

Direction to give name and address—authorised officer
s 84AA     ins A2016-19

s 13

Offence—fail to comply with authorised officer's direction to give name and address
s 84AB     ins A2016-19

s 13

Powers of veterinary practitioners
div 7.5 hdg     (prev pt 7 div 4A hdg) ins A2000-72

s 18
    renum R4 LA (see A2000-72

amdt 1.49)
    am A2018-32

amdt 3.4

Powers of veterinary practitioners regarding seized animals and carcasses
s 84A hdg     am A2018-32

amdt 3.4
s 84A     ins A2000-72

s 18
    am A2018-32

amdt 3.3; A2019-35

s 75

Alleviation of suffering—powers of inspectors, authorised officers and veterinary practitioners
div 7.6 hdg     (prev pt 7 div 5 hdg) renum R4 LA (see A2000-72

amdt 1.49)
    am A2018-32

amdt 3.4

Inspectors and authorised officers
s 85     am A1998-54

sch; A2000-72

s 19; A2005-54

amdt 1.24; A2018-32

amdt 3.3; A2019-35

ss 76-80; ss renum R30 LA

Veterinary practitioners
s 86 hdg     am A2018-32

amdt 3.4
s 86     am A2000-72

s 20; A2018-32

amdt 3.3

Dealing with seized animals
div 7.6A hdg     ins A2019-35

s 81

Animal welfare entities
s 86A     ins A2019-35

s 81

Accommodation of seized animals
s 86B     ins A2019-35

s 81

Selling or rehoming seized animals
s 86C     ins A2019-35

s 81

Destroying seized animals
s 86D     ins A2019-35

s 81

Temporary prohibition on animal ownership etc
s 86E     ins A2019-35

s 81

Consent to entry, reports and search warrants
div 7.7 hdg     (prev pt 7 div 6 hdg) renum R4 LA (see A2000-72

amdt 1.49)

Consent to entry
s 88     am A2019-35

s 82, s 83

Reports
s 89     am A2000-72

s 21

Offences in relation to veterinary practitioners
div 7.8 hdg     (prev pt 7 div 7 hdg) renum R4 LA (see A2000-72

amdt 1.49)
    sub A2005-54

amdt 1.25
    am A2018-32

amdt 3.4

Obstructing etc veterinary practitioner
s 91 hdg     am A2018-32

amdt 3.3
s 91     am A1998-54

sch; A2000-72

amdt 1.32; A2004-15

amdt 2.12
    sub A2005-54

amdt 1.25
    am A2018-32

amdt 3.2, amdt 3.3

False information
s 92     am A1998-54

sch; A2000-72

amdt 1.46
    om A2005-54

amdt 1.25

Compensation for animal injury and death
div 7.9 hdg     (prev pt 7 div 8 hdg) renum R4 LA (see A2000-72

amdt 1.49)

Definitions—div 7.9
s 93     sub A2000-72

s 22
    def officer am A2019-35

s 84

Right to compensation
s 94     am A2007-7

s 18

Compensation claims
s 95     am A2000-72

amdt 1.33; A2001-44

amdt 1.198, amdt 1.199; A2021-12

amdt 3.3

Evidence
div 7.10 hdg     (prev p 7 div 9 hdg) renum R4 LA (see A2000-72

amdt 1.49)

Certificate evidence
s 98     am A2007-7

ss 19-21; A2007-39

amdt 3.9, amdt 3.10; A2011-48

amdt 1.3; A2019-35

s 85, s 86

Acts and omissions of representatives
s 99     sub A2004-15

amdt 1.1

Court orders and corporate penalties
div 7.11 hdg     (prev pt 7 div 10 hdg) renum R4 LA (see A2000-72

amdt 1.49)

Animal offences—court orders (interim)
s 100A     ins A2016-19

s 14
    am A2019-35

ss 87-93; ss renum R30 LA

Animal offences—court orders (general)
s 101     am A1998-54

sch; A2000-72

amdt 1.34, amdt 1.46; A2005-54

amdt 1.26; A2016-19

s 15, s 16; A2019-35

ss 94-99; ss renum R30 LA

Animal offences—permanent prohibition on animal ownership etc
s 101A     ins A2019-35

s 100

Animal offences—setting aside permanent prohibition order
s 101B     ins A2019-35

s 100

Prohibition order in special circumstances
s 101C     ins A2019-35

s 100

Animal offences—court orders (costs and proceeds of disposal)
s 102     am A2000-72

amdt 1.35

Prohibited item and trap offences—court orders (general)
s 103 hdg     sub A2016-19

s 17
s 103     am A1998-54

sch; A2000-72

amdt 1.36, amdt 1.46; A2005-54

amdt 1.27; A2007-7

s 22; A2016-19

ss 18-21

Prohibited item and trap offences—court orders (costs and proceeds of disposal)
s 104 hdg     sub A2016-19

s 22
s 104     am A2000-72

amdt 1.37; A2016-19

s 23

Court orders—offences involving violence
s 104A     ins A2004-50

s 4

Corporations—penalties
s 106     om A1998-54

sch

Notification and review of decisions
pt 8 hdg     sub A2007-7

s 23; A2008-37

amdt 1.26

Meaning of reviewable decisionpt 8
s 107     am A1994-60

sch 1; A2000-72

s 23
    sub A2007-7

s 23; A2008-37

amdt 1.26

Reviewable decision notices
s 107A     ins A2007-7

s 23
    sub A2008-37

amdt 1.26

Applications for review
s 108     am A1994-60

sch 1
    sub A2007-7

s 23; A2008-37

amdt 1.26

Establishment and functions
s 109     am A2007-7

s 24, s 25; A2010-14

s 10; A2019-35

s 101, s 102; pars renum R30 LA

Rescuing animal at risk in locked vehicle
s 109A     ins A2019-35

s 103

Determination of fees
s 110     sub A2000-72

amdt 1.38; A2001-44

amdt 1.200

Approved forms
s 110A     ins A2000-72

amdt 1.38
    sub A2001-44

amdt 1.200
    am A2007-7

s 26
    om A2021-12

amdt 3.4

Exemptions by regulations
s 111     am A2001-44

amdt 1.201, amdt 1.202

Regulation-making power
s 112 hdg     sub A2000-72

amdt 1.39
s 112     am A1998-54

sch; A2000-72

amdts 1.39-1.41; A2001-44

amdts 1.203-1.205; A2007-7

s 27; A2010-14

s 11;
A2019-35

s 104

Transitional
pt 11 hdg     om A2000-72

amdt 1.42
    ins A2007-7

s 28
    exp 27 March 2009 (s 119)

Review of amendments made by Animal Welfare Legislation Amendment Act 2019
s 113     om A2000-72

amdt 1.42
    ins A2007-7

s 28
    exp 27 March 2009 (s 119)
    def amended Act ins A2007-7

s 28
    exp 27 March 2009 (s 119)
    def commencement day ins A2007-7

s 28
    exp 27 March 2009 (s 119)
    def unamended Act ins A2007-7

s 28
    exp 27 March 2009 (s 119)
    ins A2019-35

s 105
    exp 17 October 2025 (s 113 (3))

Existing licences
s 114     om A2000-72

amdt 1.42
    ins A2007-7

s 28
    exp 27 March 2009 (s 119 (LA s 88 declaration applies))

Existing authorisations
s 115     ins A2007-7

s 28
    exp 27 March 2009 (s 119 (LA s 88 declaration applies))

Existing permit
s 116     ins A2007-7

s 28
    exp 27 March 2009 (s 119 (LA s 88 declaration applies))

Action under unamended Act
s 117     ins A2007-7

s 28
    exp 27 March 2009 (s 119)

Transitional regulations
s 118     ins A2007-7

s 28
    exp 27 March 2009 (s 119)

Expiry—pt 11
s 119     ins A2007-7

s 28
    exp 27 March 2009 (s 119)

Transitional—Animal Welfare (Factory Farming) Amendment Act 2014
pt 12 hdg     ins A2014-3

s 11
    exp 16 May 2016 (s 121)

Existing commercial egg producer
s 120     ins A2014-3

s 11
    exp 16 May 2016 (s 121)

Expiry—pt 12
s 121     ins A2014-3

s 11
    exp 16 May 2016 (s 121)

Schedule
sch     om A2000-72

amdt 1.43

Reviewable decisions
sch 1     ins A2007-7

s 29
    sub A2008-37

amdt 1.27
    am A2019-35

s 107; items renum R30 LA; A2019-35

s 106; items renum R31 LA

Dictionary
dict     ins A2000-72

amdt 1.44
    defs reloc from s 4 A2000-72

amdt 1.2
    am A2001-44

amdt 1.207, amdt 1.208
    sub A2007-7

s 30
    am A2008-37

amdt 1.28, amdt 1.29; A2011-22

amdt 1.39; A2018-32

amdt 3.3; A2019-35

s 108
    def animal sub A2000-72

s 4; A2007-7

s 30
    def animal ethics committee ins A2007-7

s 30
    am A2008-28

amdt 3.26
    def animal welfare sub A2007-7

s 30
    om A2019-35

s 109
    def animal welfare entity ins A2019-35

s 110
    def approval ins A2007-7

s 30
    def approved code of practice sub A2007-7

s 30
    def approved person ins A2007-7

s 30
    def authorisation sub A2007-7

s 30
    def authorisation holder ins A2008-28

amdt 3.24
    sub A2019-35

s 111
    def authorised officer am A1994-97

sch
    sub A2007-7

s 30
    def authorised person sub A2007-7

s 30
    om A2008-28

amdt 3.25
    def authorised staff member ins A2019-35

s 112
    def authority am A1994-97

sch; A2000-72

s 4
    sub A2007-7

s 30
    def board ins A2019-35

s 113
    def breeding licence ins A2019-35

s 113
    def business premises ins A2007-7

s 30
    def circus permit sub A2007-7

s 30
    def circus permit-holder ins A2007-7

s 30
    sub A2019-35

s 114
    def commercial trapping permit sub A2007-7

s 30
    om A2019-35

s 115
    def confine sub A2007-7

s 30; A2019-35

s 116
    def connected ins A2007-7

s 30
    def cruelty ins A2016-19

s 24
    def defined offence sub A2000-72

s 4; A2007-7

s 30
    def director sub A2000-72

s 4; A2007-7

s 30
    def domestic sub A2007-7

s 30
    def engage in conduct ins A2005-54

amdt 1.28
    sub A2007-7

s 30
    def ethics committee am A2001-56

amdt 3.4
    om A2007-7

s 30
    def executive officer ins A2007-7

s 30
    def feral animal am A1994-110

sch 2
    sub A2007-7

s 30
    def identity card sub A2007-7

s 30; A2007-39

amdt 3.11
    def injury sub A2007-7

s 30
    def inspector am A1994-97

sch
    sub A2007-7

s 30
    def interstate research authorisation ins A2000-72

s 4
    sub A2007-7

s 30
    def interstate researcher ins A2000-72

s 4
    sub A2007-7

s 30
    def licence sub A2007-7

s 30
    def licensed pet business ins A2019-35

s 117
    def licensed premises sub A2007-7

s 30
    def licensee ins A2000-72

s 4
    sub A2007-7

s 30; A2019-35

s 118
    def mandatory code of practice ins A2010-14

s 12
    def native animal ins A1994-110

sch 2
    sub A2000-72

s 4; A2007-7

s 30; A2014-59

amdt 2.5
    def occupier ins A2007-7

s 30
    def offence om A2000-72

s 4
    ins A2007-7

s 30
    def officer ins A2007-7

s 30
    def owner ins A2007-7

s 30
    def pain sub A2007-7

s 30
    def person in charge sub A2007-7

s 30
    def pest am A1994-110

sch 2
    sub A2007-7

s 30
    def pet business ins A2019-35

s 119
    def pet business licence ins A2019-35

s 119
    def pet shop ins A2019-35

s 119
    def poison ins A2000-72

s 4
    sub A2007-7

s 30; A2019-35

s 120
    def premises sub A2007-7

s 30
    def private trapping permit sub A2007-7

s 30
    om A2019-35

s 121
    def prohibited animal ins A2007-7

s 30
    def prohibited circus animal om A2007-7

s 30
    def prohibited item ins A2016-19

s 24
    def prohibited trap om A2005-54

amdt 1.29
    def regulatory body ins A2007-7

s 30
    def repealed Act om A2000-72

s 4
    def research authorisation sub A2007-7

s 30
    def restricted trap om A2005-54

amdt 1.29
    def reviewable decision ins A2007-7

s 30
    sub A2008-37

amdt 1.30
    def steel-jawed trap sub A2007-7

s 30
    om A2019-35

s 121
    def teaching authorisation sub A2007-7

s 30
    def this Act om A2001-44

amdt 1.206
    def trapping permit sub A2007-7

s 30; A2019-35

s 122
    def trapping permit-holder ins A2007-7

s 30
    sub A2019-35

s 122
    def travelling zoo ins A2007-7

s 30
    def travelling zoo permit ins A2007-7

s 30
    def travelling zoo permit-holder ins A2007-7

s 30
    sub A2019-35

s 122
    def Tribunal om A1994-6

sch 1
    def vary om A2007-7

s 30
    def vehicle sub A2007-7

s 30
    def Veterinary Surgeon om A2000-72

s 4
    def veterinary treatment sub A2007-7

s 30
    am A2018-32

amdt 3.3
    def welfare sub A2007-7

s 30
    def wildlife om A1994-110

sch 2

5     Earlier republications

Some earlier republications were not numbered. The number in column 1 refers to the publication order.

Since 12 September 2001 every authorised republication has been published in electronic pdf format on the ACT legislation register. A selection of authorised republications have also been published in printed format. These republications are marked with an asterisk (*) in column 1. Electronic and printed versions of an authorised republication are identical.

Republication No and date

Effective

Last amendment made by

Republication for

R1 (RI)
21 Jan 2020

27 Aug 1993–
13 Nov 1994

A1993-44

amendments by A1993-44


Reissued electronic republication of printed version

R1A
21 Jan 2020

14 Nov 1994–
14 Dec 1994

A1994-60

amendments by A1994-60

R1B
21 Jan 2020

15 Dec 1994–
7 Feb 1995

A1994-97

amendments by A1994-97

R2 (RI)
21 Jan 2020

8 Feb 1995–
18 Dec 1997

A1994-110

amendments by A1994-110


Reissued electronic republication of printed version

R3 (RI)
21 Jan 2020

31 Jan 1999–
20 Dec 2000

A1998-54

amendments by A1997-45

and A1998-54


Reissued electronic republication of printed version

R4
12 Sept 2001

12 Sept 2001–
8 Apr 2004

A2001-56

amendments by A2000-72

,
A2001-44

and A2001-56

R5
9 Apr 2004

9 Apr 2004–
16 Aug 2004

A2004-15

amendments by A2004-15

R6
17 Aug 2004

17 Aug 2004–
25 Aug 2005

A2004-50

amendments by A2004-50

R7
26 Aug 2005

26 Aug 2005–
23 Nov 2005

A2005-19

amendments by A2005-19

R8
24 Nov 2005

24 Nov 2005–
24 Nov 2005

A2005-54

amendments by A2005-54

R9
25 Nov 2005

25 Nov 2005–
10 May 2006

A2005-54

commenced expiry

R10
11 May 2006

11 May 2006–
26 Mar 2007

A2006-17

amendments by A2006-17

R11
27 Mar 2007

27 Mar 2007–
25 Sept 2007

A2007-7

amendments by A2007-7

R12
26 Sept 2007

26 Sept 2007–
26 Dec 2007

A2007-7

amendments by A2007-7

R13
27 Dec 2007

27 Dec 2007–
27 Mar 2008

A2007-39

amendments by A2007-39

R14
28 Mar 2008

28 Mar 2008–
25 Aug 2008

A2007-39

commenced expiry

R15
26 Aug 2008

26 Aug 2008–
1 Feb 2009

A2008-28

amendments by A2008-28

R16
2 Feb 2009

2 Feb 2009–
27 Mar 2009

A2008-37

amendments by A2008-37

R17
28 Mar 2009

28 Mar 2009–
30 Sept 2010

A2008-37

commenced expiry

R18
1 Oct 2010

1 Oct 2010–
30 June 2011

A2010-14

amendments by A2010-14

R19
1 July 2011

1 July 2011–
29 Feb 2012

A2011-22

amendments by A2011-22

R20
1 Mar 2012

1 Mar 2012–
6 Mar 2014

A2011-48

amendments by A2011-48

R21*
7 Mar 2014

7 Mar 2014–
10 June 2015

A2014-3

amendments by A2014-3

R22
11 June 2015

11 June 2015–
14 Sept 2015

A2014-59

amendments by A2014-59

R23
15 Sept 2015

15 Sept 2015–
13 Oct 2015

A2015-9

amendments by A2015-9

R24
14 Oct 2015

14 Oct 2015–
16 May 2016

A2015-33

amendments by A2015-33

R25
17 May 2016

17 May 2016–
30 May 2016

A2015-33

expiry of transitional provisions (pt 12)

R26
31 May 2016

31 May 2016–
29 Apr 2018

A2016-19

amendments by A2016-19

R27
30 April 2018

30 Apr 2018–
20 Dec 2018

A2017-44

amendments by A2017-44

R28
21 Dec 2018

21 Dec 2018–
25 Aug 2019

A2018-32

amendments by A2018-32

R29
26 Aug 2019

26 Aug 2019–
16 Oct 2019

A2019-2

amendments by A2019-2

R30
17 Oct 2019

17 Oct 2019–
9 Apr 2020

A2019-35

amendments by A2019-35

R31
10 Apr 2020

10 Apr 2020–
22 June 2021

A2019-35

amendments by A2019-35

6     Expired transitional or validating provisions

This Act may be affected by transitional or validating provisions that have expired. The expiry does not affect any continuing operation of the provisions (see Legislation Act 2001

, s 88 (1)).

Expired provisions are removed from the republished law when the expiry takes effect and are listed in the amendment history using the abbreviation ‘exp' followed by the date of the expiry.

To find the expired provisions see the version of this Act before the expiry took effect. The ACT legislation register has point-in-time versions of this Act.























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Republication No 32

Effective: 23 June 2021

Republication date: 23 June 2021

Last amendment made by A2021-12








About this republication

The republished law

This is a republication of the Animal Welfare Act 1992

(including any amendment made under the Legislation Act 2001

, part 11.3 (Editorial changes)) as in force on 23 June 2021

. It also includes any commencement, amendment, repeal or expiry affecting this republished law to 23 June 2021

.

The legislation history and amendment history of the republished law are set out in endnotes 3 and 4.

Kinds of republications

The Parliamentary Counsel's Office prepares 2 kinds of republications of ACT laws (see the ACT legislation register at www.legislation.act.gov.au

):

              • authorised republications to which the Legislation Act 2001

applies

              • unauthorised republications.

The status of this republication appears on the bottom of each page.

Editorial changes

The Legislation Act 2001

, part 11.3 authorises the Parliamentary Counsel to make editorial amendments and other changes of a formal nature when preparing a law for republication. Editorial changes do not change the effect of the law, but have effect as if they had been made by an Act commencing on the republication date (see Legislation Act 2001

, s 115 and s 117). The changes are made if the Parliamentary Counsel considers they are desirable to bring the law into line, or more closely into line, with current legislative drafting practice.

This republication includes amendments made under part 11.3 (see endnote 1).

Uncommenced provisions and amendments

If a provision of the republished law has not commenced, the symbol  U  appears immediately before the provision heading. Any uncommenced amendments that affect this republished law are accessible on the ACT legislation register (www.legislation.act.gov.au

). For more information, see the home page for this law on the register.

Modifications

If a provision of the republished law is affected by a current modification, the symbol  M  appears immediately before the provision heading. The text of the modifying provision appears in the endnotes. For the legal status of modifications, see the Legislation Act 2001

, section 95.

Penalties

At the republication date, the value of a penalty unit for an offence against this law is $160 for an individual and $810 for a corporation (see Legislation Act 2001

, s 133).

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Endnotes44

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Animal Welfare Act 1992

An Act for the promotion of animal welfare, and for related purposes








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