If you have received an infringement notice, this will be because you have breached a provision of the Dog Control Act 1996 or a bylaw made under that Act.
You can post or deliver your payment to Animal Control. Refer to your infringement notice for details on when you must pay and if you wish to dispute the notice.
Disputing a fine
If you wish to object to any part of the infringement notice or fee, you should write to Animal Control.
Make sure you sign any letter personally.
Infringement offences and fines
The following infringement fees are as set out in Schedule 1 of the Dog Control Act 1996. For many of these offences, the court can impose a higher maximum penalty if the breach is dealt with by a court hearing.
|Section of Act||Description of offence||Fine|
|18||Wilful obstruction of dog control officer or dog ranger||$750|
|19(2)||Failure or refusal to supply information or wilfully providing false particulars||$750|
|19A(2)||Failure to supply information or wilfully providing false particulars about dog||$750|
Failure to comply with Dog Control Bylaws
|23A(2)||Failure to undertake dog owner education programme or dog obedience course (or both)||$300|
|24||Failure to comply with obligations of probationary owner||$750|
|28(5)||Failure to comply with effects of disqualification||$750|
|32(2)||Failure to comply with effects of classification of dog as dangerous dog||$300|
|32(4)||Fraudulent sale or transfer of dangerous dog||$500|
|33EC(1)||Failure to comply with effects of classification of dog as menacing dog||$300|
|33F(3)||Failure to advise person of muzzle and leashing requirements||$100|
|36A(6)||Failure to implant microchip transponder in dog||$300|
|41||False statement relating to dog registration||$750|
|41A||Falsely notifying death of dog||$750|
|42||Failure to register dog||$300|
|46(4)||Fraudulent procurement or attempt to procure replacement dog registration label or disc||$500|
|48(3)||Failure to advise change of dog ownership||$100|
|49(4)||Failure to advise change of address||$100|
|51(1)||Removal, swapping or counterfeiting of registration label or disc||$500|
|52A||Failure to keep dog controlled or confined||$200|
|53(1)||Failure to keep dog under control||$200|
|54(2)||Failure to provide proper care and attention, to supply proper and sufficient food, water, and shelter, and to provide adequate exercise||$300|
|54A||Failure to carry leash in public||$100|
|55(7)||Failure to comply with barking dog abatement notice||$200|
|62(4)||Allowing dog known to be dangerous to be at large unmuzzled or unleashed||$300|
|62(5)||Failure to advise of muzzle and leashing requirements||$100|
|72(2)||Releasing dog from custody||$75|