Increase in Fines under Dog and Cat Management Act

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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