NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) is responsible for ensuring the policy and legislative frameworks in the state support good animal welfare outcomes.

NSW DPI administers the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979, the Exhibited Animals Protection Act 1986 and the Animal Research Act 1985.

We work in partnership with NSW RSPCA, Animal Welfare League NSW and NSW Police; the organisations authorised to enforce the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.

Stand Number: 834

New Product

The rules have changed. As of 1 July 2019, people advertising kittens, cats, puppies or dogs for sale or to give away in NSW need to include an identification number in advertisements.