Road safety and travel

Travel of Horses

There are National Standards for the Transport of Livestock, including Horses. Each State is responsible for enforcement through state branches of the RSPCA. 

In South Australia, the Animal Welfare Act Regulations states the requirements in Part 7.


Horse Riders

Horses, under the Australian Road Rules, are considered a vehicle. An overview of rule for horse riders can be found on the Transport SA webpage  Rules for Horse Riders on Roads.


Horse Riding and the Law recorded webinar kindly provided by Andersons SolicitorsDownload notes hereAny horse riding on road-related area questions can be emailed to and selected questions will form the subject of future blogs.


Inroads into Equestrian Safety: Rider-Reported Factors Contributing to Horse-Related Accidents and Near Misses on Australian Roads. Kirrilly Thompson. Chelsea Matthews  Download from this link. 


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