Menacing Dog Classification
Council are required to classify dogs belonging to a certain breed or type, as menacing under Section 33C Schedule 4 of the Dog Control Act 1996.
Please select the following link to find information relating to this section.
There are rules that owners must comply with if dogs in your posession have been classified as menacing.
You will be issued with a notice explaining what these rules are.
Please select the following link to view an outline of these rules.
Dangerous Dog classification
There are rules that owners must comply with if dogs in your posession have been classified as Dangerous. You will be issued with a notice explaining what these rules are.
Please select the following link to find information relating to the Dangerous dog section of the
2016 Effects of Classification as Menacing and Dangerous Dogs
Pitbull Classification Policy
The term "American Pitbull Terrier" has been slightly ambiguous. For the purpose of a consistant interpretation we do not consider the dog as a breed, rather it is a construct of features. To clarify what is considered to be a 'Pitbull' we have established a classification policy to ensure a consistent application of what we consider to be a 'Pitbull'. The Pitbull Classification Policy can be viewed here.
Working Dog Classification
Not all farm dogs can be registered as a working dog. The Dog Control Act 1996 is very specific about the interpretation of a working dog.
Please select the following link for information relating to the classification of working dogs.
If you have a breed of dog that would not normally be classified as a working dog, please organise a time with one of our Animal Control Officers to come and observe your dog performing working dog duties.