Comparing the Animal Protection Legislation in Australia

Layer Hen in Victoria

I’ve been working on an article that has required some analysis of the animal protection legislation in all Australian States and Territories. Specifically, I have been looking at the basic cruelty offences, their maximum and minimum penalties, and the nature of any defences or exemptions.

It has been a time-consuming process so I thought I would share the spreadsheet I developed in order to save others some time.

Please note, this is a working document and I accept no responsibility for any errors or omissions. If, however, you notice an error or something has become out-of-date, please let me know and I will update it. If you find it useful, please share.