The Minister for Agriculture decides on which organisations are applicable. These currently are:
Phone: (03) 9544 1910
Fax: (03) 9527 3695
Email: wsca [at] bigpond.com
Locked Bag K9, Cranbourne VIC 3977
Phone: (03) 9788 2500
Email: office [at] vca.org.au
3/15 Newcastle Rd, Bayswater VIC 3153
Phone: (03) 9720 8811
Fax: (03) 9729 6148
Unit 4, 170 Underwood Rd, Ferntree Gully VIC 3156
Phone: (03) 9752 4217
Email: info [at] cats.org.au
These organisations produce an annual report and have a code of ethics that requires responsible pet ownership in compliance with the Domestic Animals Act 1994 and its related codes of practice. It is expected that the organisation will take disciplinary action against members who do not comply with the organisation's code.
This recognition also means that they are an organisation with high standards of responsible pet ownership to whom the community can look to when buying a pet or when seeking advice on care of a pet.
To find out more please visit Agriculture Victoria webiste.