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Fines and penalties

Council Rangers or the Police may issue you with an on-the-spot fine for breaches of the Companion Animals Act. A schedule of these fines can be found below.

Dog fines

Offence Fine
Animal not registered $275
Sell animal not permanently identified $165
Animal not permanently identified $165
Fail to comply with notice to register animal $275
Dog without collar/name tag $165
Failure to comply with nuisance dog order $275
Greyhound/prescribed dog not muzzled $165
Own dog in/on public place not under effective control $220
Own dog in/on prohibited place or public bathing area prohibited $330
Own dog in/on school ground or shopping area $330
Failure to remove dog faeces $275
Failure to notify change of address/owner $165

 


Cat fines

Offence Fine
Cat not wearing identification $110
Fail to comply with nuisance cat order $165
Own cat found in prohibited place $110
Animal not permanently identified $165
Animal not registered $275
Fail to comply with notice to register animal $275
Failure to notify change of address/owner $165

How do I pay fines?

The State Debt Recovery Office (SDRO) offers online services for the payment of fines via credit card or BPAY.

Please visit the SDRO website for detailed information, including options, publications, frequently asked questions and payment methods for fines.

This page was last updated on: 01 July 2014