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Paying Animal Services infringement notices

Animal Services infringement notices must be paid in full (no part payments can be accepted) within 28 days of issue of the infringement.

Where you can pay your infringement notice

You can pay Animal Services infringement notices at our customer service agencies, post offices and some bookshops or pay online.

If your notice is not paid within the 28 days we will send you a reminder. If you still do not pay within the time stated on the reminder, it will be handed over to the Fines and Collections Unit of the Department for Courts. Once your notice is lodged with the Court, your notice will also incur court costs and it will have to be paid through the Court's system.

Contesting your Notice

If you have received an Animal Services infringement notice and would like to explain the circumstances, fill out an Explanation form providing as much detail as you can. We will assess your explanation and determine whether your infringement can be waived.

An explanation form can be downloaded from the the related information section.

This table contains the fees and charges for the the 2018/19 year.

Infringement Offences and Fees set by Statute: Dog Control Act 1996, Control of Dog Bylaw 2004
Wilful obstruction of Dog Control Officer/Dog Ranger
Legislation - S.18 (link to external website, new window)
$750
Failure / refusal to supply information / wilfully providing false particulars
Legislation - S.19(2) (link to external website, new window)
$750
Failure to supply information or wilfully providing false particulars about dog
Legislation - S.19A(2) (link to external website, new window)
$750
Failure to comply with any bylaw authorised by Section 20 of the Dog Control Act
Legislation - S.20(5) (link to external website, new window)
$300
Failure to comply with effects of disqualification
Legislation - S.28(5) (link to external website, new window)
$750
Failure to comply with effects of classification of dog as dangerous dog
Legislation - S.32(2) (link to external website, new window)
$300
Fraudulent sale / transfer of dangerous dog
Legislation - S.32(4) (link to external website, new window)
$500
Failure to comply with effects of classification of dog as menacing dog
Legislation - S.33EC(1) (link to external website, new window)
$300
Failure to implant microchip transponder in dog
Legislation - S.36A(6) (link to external website, new window)
$300
False statement relating to dog registration
Legislation - S.41 (link to external website, new window)
$750
Failure to register dog
Legislation - S.42 (link to external website, new window)
$300
Fraudulent procurement, or attempt to procure replacement dog registration label or disc
Legislation - S.S46(4) (link to external website, new window)
$500
Failure to advise change of dog ownership
Legislation - S.48(3) (link to external website, new window)
$100
Failure to advise change of address
Legislation - S.49(4) (link to external website, new window)
$100
Removal / swapping or counterfeiting of registration label / disc
Legislation - S.51(1) (link to external website, new window)
$500
Failure to keep dog controlled or confined
Legislation - S.52A (link to external website, new window)
$200
Failure to keep dog under control
Legislation - S.53(1) (link to external website, new window)
$200
Failure to provide proper care and attention, to supply proper and sufficient water & shelter, and to provide adequate exercise
Legislation - S.54(2) (link to external website, new window)
$300
Failure to carry leash in public
Legislation - S.54A (link to external website, new window)
$100
Allowing dog known to be dangerous to be at large, unmuzzled or unleashed
Legislation - S.62(4) (link to external website, new window)
$300

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