General standards for exhibiting animals in NSW


The General Standards for Exhibiting Animals in New South Wales are prescribed standards pursuant to Clause 8(1) of the Exhibited Animals Protection Regulation 2010. All authorised animal exhibitors must comply with these standards as a condition of the authority they hold under the Exhibited Animals Protection Act 1986 (EAPA).

The standards have been developed to ensure the welfare of animals kept for exhibit purposes by the operators of fixed establishments and mobile establishments. They must be used in conjunction with all other relevant prescribed standards and policies prepared by the NSW Department of Primary Industries. They cover a range of areas including:

  • psychological and physical animal welfare
  • educational value of exhibits
  • public safety
  • guidelines for new and existing displays
  • legal effect

    Contents include information on:
  • General
  • Staff experience
  • Educational value
  • Visitors facilities
  • Animal enclosures
  • Public safety
  • Husbandry and management
  • Nutrition and hygiene
  • Capture, handling and transport
  • Health
  • Behaviour
  • Breeding


Published: Feb 2019