Ahead of the NSW state election on 25 March 2023, the NSW Government caretaker period has commenced. Limited updates will be made to this website during this period.
The welfare of cattle in NSW is protected by legislation and supporting Codes and Standards.
To learn more about the exhibition and display of cattle visit Zoo, circus and other exhibited animals.
To learn more about the use of cattle in research and teaching visit Animals in research and teaching.
The following documents are prescribed under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 (POCTA). It is a requirement that people involved in the care and welfare of cattle must comply with these documents.
The documents listed below are prescribed under POCTA. Although they are not mandatory, they may be used as evidence of an offence in court proceedings.
Additional information about the care and welfare of cattle is listed below.