Resources and publications

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The following pages provide more useful information on animal welfare. This includes:

Information sheets on important animal welfare issues.

Links to external websites you may wish to visit if you are interested in learning more about animal welfare.

List of animal welfare contacts within the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD).

List of common terms and acronyms to help you better understand the information available from DPIRD's animal welfare pages.

Animal welfare factsheets

Animal welfare factsheets - New Transport Regulations

To learn more about the new Transport Regulations, visit

Instructional videos

Horn tipping of livestock

Sheep shearing wounds

Useful links

Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines

Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Poultry

Australian Animal Welfare Strategy

Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching

Animal Health Australia

Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities (AMRRIC)

Australian Veterinary Association


Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions

Department of Water and Environmental Regulation

National Health and Medical Research Council


The Animal Welfare Task Group - AWTG

WA Local Government Association

Western Australian Legislation

Wildcare Australia

Contact information

Animal Welfare General Enquiries