There are two categories of non-working dogs.
Responsible Dog Owners
Any non-working dog that meets all of the criteria below:
The dog has been implanted with a functioning microchip transponder of the prescribed type and in the prescribed location.
The dog has been desexed.
The dog has not been classified as dangerous or menacing. The owner has not within the previous seven years been classified as probationary or been disqualified from owning a dog.
- Enforcement action
The owner of the dog has not within the previous seven years been convicted of an offence under the Dog Control Act 1996, or under Part 1 or Part 2 of the Animal Welfare Act 1999 in respect of a dog or any offence against section 26ZZP of the Conservation Act 1987 or section 561 of the National Parks Act 1980.
The owner of the dog has not, within the previous two years, committed any infringement offence.
Any non-working dog that does not meet the criteria of a Category 1 dog.