Dog Fines

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Dog Fines

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.

Payments

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.

Go to Animal Control

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
20(5)

Failure to comply with Dog Control Bylaws

See Dog Control Bylaws

$300
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