RSPCA Approved Farming Scheme




The RSPCA established the Approved Farming Scheme as part of our efforts to improve the lives of Australia’s farm animals and provide guidance and a trustworthy choice to consumers wanting to purchase products from higher welfare farming systems.

The Approved Farming Scheme is a not-for-profit program that works on three levels, by:

  • establishing animal welfare standards that go beyond regulatory requirements and that are commercially viable;
  • enabling differentiation and marketing of products from RSPCA Approved farms; and
  • offering consumers who buy pork, chicken, turkey and eggs a higher welfare alternative.

How to join

Are you a producer or brand owner interested in higher welfare? Find out how to become involved in the RSPCA Approved Farming Scheme.

Shop Humane

Looking for humanely farmed food? Find out where to buy RSPCA Approved pork, chicken, turkey and eggs near you.


View the Approved Farming Scheme impact report.

View the animal welfare assurance checklist



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