General animal welfare

The welfare of animals in NSW, including farm animals and pets, is protected under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Regulation.

Information relating to dog and cat ownership is available from the Office of Local Government website. This site provides information on registering, microchipping, breeding and caring for these companion animals.

Additional information about general animal welfare is listed below.

General information


Codes of Practice