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Declared dangerous and menacing dogs

A declared dangerous dog is a dog that an authorised council officer or a local court has declared as dangerous because it:

  • has, without provocation, attacked or killed a person or animal (not including vermin), or
  • has, without provocation, repeatedly threatened to attack or repeatedly chased a person or animal (not including vermin), or
  • is kept or used for hunting (not including a dog used for locating, flushing, pointing or retrieving birds or vermin), or
  • has been declared a dangerous dog under a law of another State or a Territory that corresponds with the Act.

A declared menacing dog is a dog that an authorised council officer or a local court has declared as menacing because it:

  • has displayed unreasonable aggression towards a person or animal (other than vermin), or
  • has, without provocation, attacked a person or animal (other than vermin) but without causing serious injury or death, or
  • has been declared a menacing dog under a law of another State or a Territory that corresponds with the Act.

Many people keep a dog to deter trespassers and burglars. There is no problem with this, providing that it does not become a danger to other people or animals, other than vermin (including displaying unreasonable aggression).

If you have evidence that a dog is dangerours or menacing, you should notify your local council.

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