Government Policy & Law

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An essential component of wildlife rehabilitation is understanding the relevant laws that govern this activity. Here you will find links to legislation specific to wildlife rehabilitation.

Suggestions for additions to this listing are always welcome.

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 – NSW  (AustLII)

Rehabilitation of Protected native animals policy 2020 – NSW (OEH)

Code of Practice for Injured, Sick and Orphaned Protected Fauna – NSW (OEH)

Companion Animals Act 1998 – NSW (AustLII)

Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 – NSW (AustLII)

For all codes of practices please see the For Rehabilitators Menu item