Classed as property, animals have no legal voice: they need lawyers to advocate for them. Lawyers for Animals is a volunteer-based organisation dedicated to improving the welfare of animals through education and the law.

EVENT UPDATE: The Animal Law Breakfast 2019

May 10th, 2019

Unfortunately Simone Linham, Senior Lawyer at Victoria Police, is no longer able to speak at our Animal Law Breakfast, but luckily Amitoj Singh and Anna Leith from Victoria Police have jumped in to take her place! Please find our amended invitation below. If you haven’t got a ticket, purchase one here: 


A dinner conversation with Peter Singer

April 24th, 2019

Tue 14 May 2019, 5.30pm for 6pm start at
Nirankar (licensed restaurant),
174 Queen St, Melbourne
Get your tickets at:

LFA Singer Q&A dinner 2019 invite

The Animal Law Breakfast 2019

April 24th, 2019

Fri 17 May 2019, 7.20am for a 7.30am start at
Maddocks, Level 25, Tower 2,
Collins Square, 727 Collins St, Melbourne
Get your tickets at:

LFA Brekkie 2019 invite #1

2019 Duck Shooting Season

March 13th, 2019

Lawyers for Animals was among a large number of concerned animal welfare groups who participated in the below ad placed in the Sunday Age newspaper on 10 March 2019 by Regional Victorians Opposed to Duck Shooting.

If you want to help take action on this issue, please follow this link:

In particular, we encourage you to sign this letter addressed to the relevant Victorian ministers:

Alliance Advt March 10

Lucy’s Project Conference 2018

August 22nd, 2018

LFA’s Nichola Donovan, Rebecca McMahon, and Lauren Hadolt will be speaking at Lucy’s Project’s 2018 Conference on the following topics, respectively:
* working with law enforcement to increase their awareness of animal issues that are associated with domestic violence;
* changing the registration of companion animals; and
* the changes brought about by the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2018, so far as they relate to the keeping of animals.

Tickets can be purchased at:

Lucy's Project Conference 2018 Flyer

Law Week Trivia Night 2018 – RSVP Extension!

May 11th, 2018

We have extended the RSVP date to 5pm on Monday, 14 May! Get your tickets now at

Law Week Trivia Night 2018 extended RSVP

Law Week Trivia Night 2018

April 23rd, 2018

Book tickets now for LFA’s annual Law Week Trivia Night! It is open to all, the questions are general knowledge, and the profits go to charity!

Law Week Trivia Night 2018 #pink

Submission regarding the ‘Proposed Draft Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines – Poultry’ and associated ‘Consultation Regulation Impact Statement’

March 12th, 2018

Read LFA’s position here: Submission on draft Poultry Standards.

Animal Law enforcement an ongoing battle for NFPs – Lawyers Weekly

September 11th, 2017

Read about LFA’s position here: Animal law enforcement an ongoing battle for NFPs

Law Week Trivia Night 2017 – RSVP Extension!

May 12th, 2017

Tickets can now be purchased up until 5pm on Wednesday, 17 May 2017!

Law Week Trivia Night Extension

Buy TicketsLaw Week Trivia Night 2017 hosted by Lawyers for Animals

Animal Testing

Cruel and painful testing on animals is widespread in medicine, agriculture, pharmaceutics and education. However, the scientific merit and human benefit of many of these tests is contested by numerous scientists.

Amendments to the Code of Practice have seen ‘benchmarks’ implemented calling for the three R’s: reduction (less animals used), replacement (non-animal alternatives) and refinement (ensuring suffering is minimised).

Unfortunately, there is still a long way to go before there is an onus on people to utilise non-animal means of testing – such as the use of proteins from human cells.


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