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 their Elders past and present.”





Native Mammals


Exhibited Animals


Reptiles & Frogs

Small Mammals

Habitat Care

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 the 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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Why ACA?

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

Looking for a new pet? Be a responsible pet owner!When considering a new pet always research the needs of the animal you’re interested in.Consider the cost – purchase price, ongoing feed, vet care, health needs and more.Will they be breeding? How should they be housed? Does your Council allow them to be kept in your area? Ensure you know the laws and regulations in your state or territory including keeping & breeding codes that may apply to your pet. If you are going to breed them – be a responsible breeder. Remember responsible pet ownership is not just about feeding them. It’s about recognising that you are responsible for them for the rest of their lives. Be a responsible pet owner and enjoy your pets. Make their lives a part of your life! Animal Care Australia supports responsible pet ownership.Join us today: ... See MoreSee Less
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Proposed NSW Dog & Cat Breeding Licensing Scheme. 19/11/21 — NSW Department of Primary Industries has released an Issues Paper calling for consultation on a dog & cat breeder licensing scheme.If you breed dogs and cats then THIS WILL AFFECT YOU!You would all be aware of ACA's concerns with the recently proposed Companion Animals Amendment Bill 2021 from the AJP. While we acknowledged it would not proceed through NSW Parliament (and it hasn't) our concern was it would garner support on a political level, particularly with the Labor Party. Well it did just that, and they are developing their own policy. Even more importantly it garnered enough support to place pressure on the Minister, Adam Marshall to instruct the NSW DPI to consult on and create a dog and cat breeders licensing scheme. ACA will be submitting to this Paper and we encourage you to do the same. It NEVER pays to be complacent.To view the DPI Issues Paper: ACA: ... See MoreSee Less
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