The welfare of animals in NSW is protected under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 (POCTA), Exhibited Animals Protection Act 1986, the Animal Research Act 1985 and supporting regulations.
Here you can find out information about the legal requirements if you own or care for animals, in addition to advice and best practice guidelines on the welfare of animals, including companion animals, livestock, birds, fish, animals in research and teaching and exhibited animals.
For further information about Greyhound Racing visit the Office of Racing.
For further information about thoroughbred racing and harness racing visit the Office of Racing.
For further information about native animals visit NSW Environment, Energy and Science.
For further information about pest animal management visit NSW DPI.
For further information about recreational and commercial fishing visit NSW DPI Fisheries.