NT Animal Welfare Legislation

The Northern Territory's Animal Welfare Acts are managed by the Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries. Visit their website for more information about their responsibilities.

Please familiarise yourself with the laws relevant to your state. In particular, note the rules governing the minimum holding times for animals that can end up in pounds.


The Northern Territory has no legislation in regards to minimum holding times for animals held in pounds.

Killing animals is not sport.