Animal Welfare.

First day for on set of “Top End Wedding” with Fly. Big day for us all.

Each state or territory has a different way of approaching animal welfare in the film industry.

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


Screen NSW

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


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.

Alice Springs Desert Park and the joy of working with free flight birds like little Elmo the Boobook Owl here.

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.

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