In Queensland the use of animals for research and teaching purposes is regulated by the Animal Care and Protection Act (2001).  The Act is administered by Biosecurity Queensland and places a legal duty of care on people in charge of animals to meet the animals' needs.

Each state has its own Act and, when working in those states, you must abide by the legislation set out in those Acts.

The Australian Code for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes (The Animal Use Code) (8th Edition, 2013)  enacted into Queensland law under the Animal Care and Protection Act (2001)  promotes the ethical, humane and responsible care and use of animals used for scientific purposes. It provides guidance for investigators, teachers, institutions, animal ethics committees and all people involved in the care and use of animals.

In addition to the federal and state legislation governing the use of animals used for scientific purposes, the University is committed to the promotion of a culture of responsible and ethical conduct of Research. Accordingly, the University has developed a policy which describes the principles governing the decisions and actions of all researchers and students in the care and use of Animals for Scientific Purposes. This policy should be read in conjunction with the documents cited above, including the Animal Use Code and the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research.

UQ - Responsible Care and Use of Animals in Teaching and Research Policy

In addition to this policy, the University will continue to develop procedures to support all individuals associated with the University in ensuring they are compliant with the relevant requirements.

UQ - Tracking and Holding Laboratory Animals Outside UQBR Facilities Procedures