Code of Practice for Injured, Sick and Orphaned Wombats

This Code is designed for everyone involved in the activity of rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing wombats. It has been developed to protect the welfare of wombats in care and to contribute to the conservation of wild wombat populations.

Date
18 July 2018
Publisher
Office of Environment and Heritage
Type
Publication, Policies and guidelines, Code of practice
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 978-1-92575-377-6
  • ID OEH20180302
  • File PDF 208KB
  • Pages 24
  • Name code-of-practice-wombats-180302.pdf

This Code sets the standards for the care and housing of wombats that are incapable of fending for themselves in their natural habitat and applies to the welfare of wombats controlled under a licence issued by OEH to rehabilitate, sick, injured and orphaned protected animals.

The Code is designed to be read in conjunction with the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) Code of Practice for Injured, Sick and Orphaned Protected Fauna (General Code).

Compliance with the standards is a condition of licences to rehabilitate and release sick, injured and orphaned protected animals issued under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016.