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Regulated & Prohibited Animals
The Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 was introduced on 1 July 2009 to provide for the effective management of Regulated Dogs.
A Regulated Dog is defined as;
A Dangerous Dog Declaration can be made for a dog only if the dog;
A Menacing Dog Declaration may be made for a dog only if a ground mentioned above exists for the dog, except that the attack was not serious.
In addition Council's Local Law No. 2 (Animal Management) prohibits the keeping of a Restricted Dog anywhere in the local government area.
A restricted dog is a dog of a breed prohibited from importation into Australia under the Customs Act 1901 (Cmwlth).
The following breeds, and any crossbreed of the following are classified as restricted dog breeds:
The legislation also applies to any crossbreeds and offspring of the above species. Important points of the new legislation include the following:
Muzzling and Effective Control in Public
Read about enclosure requirements for regulated dogs.
For further information please contact Council's Regulatory Services Department on (07) 4970 0700.