Western Australia's Animal Welfare Acts are managed by the Department of Agriculture and Food. 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.
Name of Act/Regulation/Code/Standard
Animal Welfare Act 2002
Animal Welfare (General) Regulations 2003
Animal Welfare (Commercial Poultry) Regulations 2008
Animal Welfare (Pig Industry) Regulations 2010
Animal Welfare (Scientific Purposes) Regulations 2003
Cat Act 2011
Cat Regulations 2012
Dog Act 1976
Dog Regulations 1976
Dog (Restricted Breeds) Regulations (No. 2) 2002
Wildlife Conservation Act 1950
Wildlife Conservation (Reptiles and Amphibians) Regulations 2002
Wildlife Conservation Regulations 1970
Animal Welfare Codes of Practice
Part 6, Division 1, Section 29 - Power to seize strays, etc.