The NSW Government is committed to safeguarding animal welfare and providing the strongest possible regulatory framework to promote responsible animal ownership and care in NSW.
The Animal Welfare Action Plan was released in May 2018 and will modernise legislation that is almost 40 years old; to deliver an animal welfare system that is focused on outcomes and reflects evolving animal welfare science and community expectations.
That people responsible for animals provide for their welfare, in line with the best available science and community expectations.
Modernise the policy and legislative framework
Explore our interactive plan below to know more about the activities and timeframes or download a copy of the Action Plan (PDF, 976.95 KB).
See more about changes on the Improving animal welfare page.