Animal Care Australia

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 a key stakeholder in NSW strata and community land reforms November 2023: Animal Care Australia is proud to have been a key stakeholder in the drafting of the new reforms.“…. as you know the Government has been looking to implement the findings of the 2021 statutory review of strata laws. The Strata Legislation Amendment Bill 2023 implements the first trenche of strata reforms and was introduced into NSW Parliament on October 2023.Feedback on this Bill has been considered including Animal Care Austtralia’s (ACA’s) support for the keeping of animals (and assistance animals) in stata and community schemes.The government is looking to introduce further reforms requiring further policy development in 2024. Proposed amendments to Model By-laws will be considered … and I look forward to ACA’s contributions to this next tranche of reforms.Anoulack Chanthivong MPMinister for Better Regulation and Fair Trading.”The reforms implement 31 recommendations from the 2021 Report on the Statutory Review of the Strata Schemes Development Act 2015 and Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 and align community land laws with strata laws. The Report’s recommendations were informed by public consultation on the strata laws.Some of the key changes:* make it easier and fairer for residents to keep pets and assistance animals by banning fees, bonds or insurance as a condition of having a petYou can visit to access the media release or the NSW Parliament website to access the Bill. To see our ongoing consultations in this process, you can read the following submissions:*** Join ACA today: can donate to us #EducateNotRegulate #AnimalWelfareIsAnimalCare #WelfareIsNotAboutNumbers #AnimalRightsIsNotAnimalWelfare #AnimalsMatter #PuttingAnimalsFirst #HumanAnimalBond #PetsAreFamily #CareForAnimals #ResponsiblePetOwnership #ResponsiblePetBuyer ... See MoreSee Less
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Fun Day SundayAnimal welfare is a serious topic and ACA continue to advocate for improvements, but every now & then we all need a laugh too.We will be posting Fun Day Sunday memes just to lighten the mood. Pics posted are not owned by ACA, and belong to those copyrighted in/on the posts. Posts are not intended to offend against or prejudice any particular species.We hope you can appreciate the giggle in the spirit it is intended. Join ACA today: can donate to us ... See MoreSee Less
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ACA responds to Western Australian Stop Puppy Farming consultation 2023 November 2023: Animal Care Australia submitted the following to the Western Australian Stop Puppy Farming consultation 2023:As a nationally recognised animal welfare organisation sections of the consultation remain outside of our purview, however, we provided feedback relevant to animal welfare and to the impact’s regulations may have on dog (and cat) breeders. .Due to the high number of questions and points of concern raised, please see our submission for a full breakdown.Animal Care Australia finds the purpose of some of the questions to be confusing and/or totally unnecessary in achieving the outcome of Regulation review, and accordingly did not complete the survey, as the results will be misleading and not an accurate response.Animal Care Australia requested a meeting with the department to discuss the matter. The department immediately responded to our submission confirming their willingness to meet.You can read our submission ACA today: can donate to us #EducateNotRegulate #AnimalWelfareIsAnimalCare #WelfareIsNotAboutNumbers #AnimalRightsIsNotAnimalWelfare #AnimalsMatter #PuttingAnimalsFirst #HumanAnimalBond #PetsAreFamily #CareForAnimals #ResponsiblePetOwnership #ResponsiblePetBuyer ... See MoreSee Less
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