Animal Welfare is Animal Care

Animal welfare by the experts

Those who keep, care for, and breed animals

Animal Care Australia acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we reside, and pay our respects to Elders past and present.

Companion animals represented by our committee




Native Mammals

Small Mammals


Reptiles & Frogs

Horses & Livestock

Exhibited Animals

Who is ACA?

ACA is a national incorporated association representing the interests of all animal hobbyists. Led by a strong committee composed of representatives for each major animal group – as pictured and outlined above. To find out more about how ACA is representing your favourite animals simply follow the links above.

You can have a voice – ACA has established Animal Advisory Groups for each main species. Individual members and member organisations can request to be included in these groups, so join ACA today and help by having your say!

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ACA was established as an independant animal welfare organisation, by uniting experienced animal keepers, carers and breeders. Extreme animal rights and animal liberationist ideologies have been influencing government legislation, regulation and policy development & implementation, without proper consultation, at the expense of you and your animals. We are here to provide a trustworthy, balanced voice – protecting you and your animals.

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Latest Issues

ACA responds to South Gippsland Shire Council’s Draft Animal Management Plan 2022 9/9/22 —ACA responds to Council’s draft plan. ACA highlighted issues with placing number restrictions on animal owners. It is clear the numbers are not based on animal welfare or neighbourhood amenity.ACA questioned the validity of restricting the numbers of birds and small mammals that can be kept.ACA questioned the validity of requiring costly permits to keep animals.ACA requested to meet with Council to discuss.You can view our correspondence on our us today: #EducateNotRegulate #AnimalWelfareIsAnimalCare #WelfareIsNotAboutNumbers #AnimalRightsIsNotAnimalWelfare #AnimalsMatter #PuttingAnimalsFirst #HumanAnimalBond #PetsAreFamily #CareForAnimals #ResponsiblePetOwnership #ResponsiblePetBuyer ... See MoreSee Less
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ACA's national survey of Animal Welfare Enforcement Organisations Across Australia our members and the general public have ongoing interactions with the organisations tasked with enforcing animal welfare legislation.Animal Care Australia has provided testimony at two NSW Inquiries into the charitable organisations and is seeking your input so that we can present at all future Inquires across Australia.We would like to hear about your experiences – good or bad – with either the RSPCA or Animal Welfare League (or both)Your feedback is anonymous and will assist us in advocating for stronger accountability and reporting from these organisations.You can complete the survey us today: #educatenotregulate #animalwelfareisanimalcare #WelfareIsNotAboutNumbers #AnimalRightsIsNotAnimalWelfare #animalsmatter #puttinganimalsfirst #humananimalbond #petsarefamily #careforanimals #responsiblepetownership #responsiblepetbuyer ... See MoreSee Less
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On this national day of mourning in honour of Queen Elizabeth II, Animal Care Australia extends our deepest condolences to all who have cherished Her Majesty. Her loss will be felt by many including her family and not forgetting her 'best friends' Emma her Fell Pony as well as Sandy and Muick her beloved Corgi's.Her Majesty now joins her husband, mother, father, sister and the many previous Corgi's and horses that she loved so dearly including her most recently departed Candy - her beloved Dorgi (a cross between a dachshund and a Welsh corgi) who passed in June 2022.May Her Majesty find eternal peace.Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 1926-2022 ... See MoreSee Less
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