Each state or territory has a different way of approaching animal welfare in the film industry.
A code of conduct is a set of rules outlining the rules and responsibilities or proper practices of an individual party or an organisation. The code of conduct for the use of animals in productions is outlined for each state below.
For details or clarity on any points in the code of conduct or questions around ethics and welfare, feel free to contact us directly.
Easy Access links for Film Industry Professionals
Queensland Code of Practice for the Welfare of Animals in Film Production
Exhibiting animals in Queensland
Film industry animal safety guidance notes
Code of Practice for the welfare of animals in films and theatrical performances
Essential information when animals are to be used or portrayed in a production & notification form
Film Vic link.
Victorian Screen Industry Code of Conduct. (You want section 2:2 – Animal Welfare)
Code of practice for the Welfare of Film Animals
Animal Welfare (Animals Used on Film Sets) Code of Practice 2010
South Australia, Western Australia and Northern Territory
there is no specific code in either South Australia, Western Australia or Northern Territory for animals used in screen production. Producers are strongly advised to abide by the Victorian Code of Practice for the Welfare of Film Animals.
What can I do if I’m concerned about the treatment of animals in a film, television or theatrical performance?
Reach out to an animal welfare organisation such as the RSPCA with your concerns.