The Pet Industry Association demands exacting standards from our members to ensure the welfare of animals and promote responsible pet ownership.
|CONTACT INFORMATION |
|Address||Baulkham Hills |
New South Wales 2153
|Phone||02 9659 5811|
|Fax||02 9659 5822|
The Pet Industry Association is the only industry association in Australia created to represent all businesses in the pet industry.
Formed in 1979 as the PIJAC, we have evolved into a peak organization which aims to create an environment of best practice principles and ongoing learning for improved technology and systems in the pet industry.
The Pet Industry Association is run by members for its members and offers a voice for all who join by liaising with governments, animal welfare agencies, as well as pet and animal groups nationally and internationally.
We are represented on government steering committees, consultation and advisory groups on pet ownership and industry issues around Australia.
The Pet Industry Association believes pets are essential for a healthy society, and that those who can responsibly own a pet should have the chance to do so.
We believe that the welfare of animals is paramount, and demand exacting standards from our members relating to the care, management and trade in companion animals.
The PIAA National Code of Practice and Code of Ethics are quality standards for the operation of businesses in the pet industry supply chain. The Code sets standards that exceed current regulatory requirements.
Compliance with the code is a mandatory requirement for membership of the PIAA. An Ethics and Complaints Committee adjudicates any complaints against activity deemed in contravention of the code.
Who we work with
PIAA is a member of the Australian Companion Animal Council and is represented on and works with Aquatic committees nationally, including OFMJG and the NSW Ornamental Fish Reference Group, Animal Welfare Advisory Committees in QLD, NSW, NT and the ACT, the Domestic Animal Management Implementation Committee in Victoria and the Dog & Cat Management Board in South Australia.
We’ve also worked closely with the governments in QLD, NSW and SA on pet shop codes of practice. PIAA also holds a seat on the NSW Government’s Companion Animals Taskforce.