Animal Welfare Reform

Reform process
Review of current legislation
Consultation on issues
Proposals development
Consultation on proposals
Drafting of legislation
New legislation commences

Protecting the welfare of animals is a priority of the NSW Government.

In 2018, the NSW Government released the first ever NSW Animal Welfare Action Plan. As part of the Action Plan, the Government is modernising the policy and legislative framework for animal welfare in NSW.

This reform process is ongoing, and the NSW Government is committed to consulting with stakeholders and the community throughout this process to ensure everyone has the opportunity to have their say and set the direction for animal welfare policy in this state.




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