Increase in Fines under Dog and Cat Management Act

There will be an increase to fines and expiations for dog and cat owners from 1 July under the Dog and Cat Management Act 1995.

Some of the changes:

  • Failure to pick up after your dog will now attract a $$210 expiation (up from $55)
  • Allowing your dog to attack, chase or menace another person or animal will be a $315 expiation (or $750 if you own a prescribed breed)
  • Maximum of $5,000 for allowing a prescribed breed to wander, attack or enter the grounds of a school or childcare centre without permission.

For further information please see News Release from Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation.

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