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Magazine for the People of the Pet Industries in Australasia
Pet Industry News is Australia and New Zealand’s only pet trade magazine. Published four times a year, around 4000 copies of the magazine are sent free of charge to every pet-related business in our region including pet shops, aquariums, kennels & catteries, grooming business, wholesalers, major vets, etc


Illegal Plants in NSW

Click here for Poster available 17th March 2016




Holiday pet planning: don’t fur-get to prepare!
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Fact sheet on proposed changes to the dog breeding industry in Victoria

Code of Practice - Puppies in pet shops Queensland

Code of Practice - Puppies in pet shops Victoria

Code of Practice - Puppies in pet shops NSW

Code of Practice - Puppies in pet shops South Australia
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Latest News

Wednesday 15th June 2016

New biosecurity legislation comes into force tomorrow

Australia is on the verge of the biggest overhaul to its biosecurity legislation in over a century, with the introduction of the Biosecurity Act 2015 from tomorrow.

 Head of Biosecurity at the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, Lyn O’Connell, said the new Act represented a comprehensive modernisation of Australia’s biosecurity legislation and thanked all parties involved in its development.

 “Tomorrow is a significant step forward in our ability to respond to global threats posed by exotic pests and diseases that have devastated other countries’ agricultural industries and environment,” Ms O’Connell said.

 “I’d like to thank the agricultural stakeholders, industry peak bodies and members, state and territory governments, health professionals, environmental groups, trading partners and the general public who contributed to the development and implementation of this legislation.

 “We all recognise the critical role biosecurity plays in maintaining the health of Australia’s agricultural industries and trading relationships.

 “The new legislation replaces the Quarantine Act 1908 which was written in a completely different time where today’s technology, transportation systems and volumes and types of international trade were unimaginable.

 “The old legislation has allowed us to effectively manage our biosecurity to date, but has been amended more than 50 times to cater for changing demands, leading to complex legislation with overlapping powers and provisions.

 “The new legislation is designed to be easier to read and understand, and reduces duplication and regulatory impacts. It introduces a modern approach to support the biosecurity system into the future and accommodates advances in transport and technology.

 “As an island nation, Australia is very fortunate to be free of many pests and diseases prevalent throughout the world and this legislation will help us to keep it that way.”

 For more information and an interactive learning tool on the new legislation, visit


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History of the PIAA

NSW Government response to
Task Force Recommendations
NSW Code of Practice Inspection Report
NSW Retailers should use this Check Sheet to ensure
your standards comply with the state laws.
Other states should also use this as a guide to minimum standards
Checklist for Pet Shops

The revised Animal Welfare Code of Practice - Animals in Pet Shops became effective in September 2008. All pet shops need to comply with the Standards in the Code. Copies of the Code are available from:

  Australian and International
Pet Industry Trade Shows