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The Animal Welfare Act 1985 aims to promote the welfare of animals in South Australia. The Act was last updated in 2008. The South Australian Government is reviewing the Animal Welfare Act to ensure the laws governing animal treatment stay up-to-date with community expectations.

A YourSAy consultation was held to gain community feedback on how the current laws are working and how they might be improved. Consultation closed on Sunday 26 March 2023.

The Department for Environment and Water is now reviewing contributions made to the YourSAy consultation and will provide a report of the outcomes to the Minister for Climate, Environment and Water. This information will be used to identify reform opportunities for consideration by the Minister.

Subscribe to receive updates on the review or email for more information.