Animal Welfare Branch

The Animal Welfare Authority is responsible for making sure animal owners follow the rules, and appoints welfare inspectors and officers to ensure that animals are treated humanely, prevent cruelty to animals and promote community awareness about the welfare of animals.

The Department of Primary Industry and Resources (DPIR) Animal Welfare Branch (AWB), is the administrative arm of the Animal Welfare Authority.

To find out more information on Animal Welfare visit

Read about the Animal Protection Bill 2018.

Last updated: 08 February 2018

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