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DOMESTIC ANIMALS REGULATIONS 2015


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

   PART 1--PRELIMINARY

   1.      Objective  
   2.      Authorising provision  
   3.      Commencement  
   4.      Revocation  
   5.      Definitions  

   PART 1A--APPLICABLE ORGANISATIONS AND DOG OBEDIENCE TRAINING ORGANISATIONS

           Division 1--Fees for applicable organisations and dog obedience training organisations

   5A.     Prescribed application fees for applicable organisation approval and dog obedience training organisation approval  

           Division 2--Applicable organisations

   5B.     Form of report for application for an applicable organisation approval  
   5C.     Form of annual report to be submitted to the Minister and report for renewal application by an applicable organisation  

           Division 3--Dog obedience training organisations

   5D.     Form of report for application for a dog obedience training organisation approval  
   5E.     Form of annual report to be submitted to the Minister and report for renewal application by an approved dog obedience training organisation  
   5F.     Prescribed requirements for dog obedience training  
   5G.     Prescribed requirements for training of persons to provide dog obedience training  

   PART 2--REQUIREMENTS FOR DANGEROUS DOGS AND RESTRICTED BREED DOGS

   6.      Perimeter fencing for dangerous dog guarding non‑residential premises  
   7.      Enclosures for dangerous dogs and restricted breed dogs  
   8.      Dangerous dog warning sign  
   9.      Collars for dangerous dogs and restricted breed dogs  
   10.     Warning sign for restricted breed dog  

   PART 3--PERMANENT IDENTIFICATION OF PRESCRIBED ANIMALS

           Division 1--General

   11.     Definition of licence holder  
   12.     Prescribed identifying information  
   13.     Prescribed manner of permanently identifying hounds registered with the Game Management Authority  
   14.     Prescribed permanent identification device  
   15.     Prescribed information to be provided to licence holders  

           Division 2--Forwarding of information to Council regarding permanent identification of certain dogs

   16.     Owner to forward information to Council regarding permanent identification of certain classes of dog  

           Division 3--Implantation and removal of permanent identification devices

   17.     Obligation to obtain information before implanting device  
   18.     Implanter must advise owner of chargeable services before implantation  
   19.     Scanning for permanent identification devices  
   20.     Offences regarding animals previously implanted  
   21.     Offence to remove permanent identification devices  
   22.     Implantation of a permanent identification device  
   23.     Provision of information to the licence holder by person who implanted device  
   24.     Provision of information to licence holder if presenter of animal suspected not to be owner  

           Division 4--Animal registry licences

   25.     Application for the grant or renewal of an animal registry licence  
   26.     Application fee for licence or renewal  

           Division 5--Conditions on animal registry licences

   27.     Licences subject to conditions in this Division  
   28.     Licence holders' obligations regarding information received  
   29.     Licence holder to notify persons of incorrect information  
   30.     Holding of information separately until certain matters confirmed  
   31.     Prohibition on moving an animal record between animal registry services  
   32.     Licence holder must provide animal registry service for a prescribed animal  
   33.     New records to be established within 4 days  
   34.     Licence holder to provide certificate of identification  
   35.     Records of prescribed animals must be maintained for life  
   36.     Licence holder to notify owner of certain matters  
   37.     Licence holder to facilitate reunion of lost animals and owners  
   38.     Licence holder must establish complaints system  
   39.     Access to and provision of information  
   40.     Copies of records provided monthly  
   41.     Amending information in records  
   42.     Reporting of complaints to Secretary  
   43.     Licence holder must not charge access fees to certain people  
   44.     Information provided to licence holder must be retained in electronic or in original form  
   45.     Licence holder must notify Secretary of change in nominated person in charge of animal registry service  

           Division 6--Record management

   46.     Prescribed manner for keeping information in records and copies of records  
   47.     Maintenance of records if licence holder ceases to provide animal registry service  
   48.     Pet shop records  

   PART 3A--COMMERCIAL DOG BREEDER APPROVALS

   48A.    Application for grant of commercial dog breeder approval  
   48B.    Application for renewal of commercial dog breeder approval  
   48C.    Fee for application for grant or renewal of commercial dog breeder approval  
   48D.    Report to be submitted by approved commercial dog breeder  
   48E.    Approved commercial dog breeder to maintain public liability insurance  
   48F.    Manager and employee with animal husbandry duties or responsibilities of approved commercial dog breeder to have certain qualifications and training  

   PART 3B--ANIMAL SALE PERMITS AND CAGED BIRD SALES

   48G.    Prescribed application fee for animal sale permit  
   48H.    Conditions of animal sale permit  
   48I.    Prescribed details to be included in notice to Secretary of caged bird sale  

   PART 3C--INFORMATION REGISTER AND SOURCE NUMBERS

   48J.    Information to be given to the Secretary  
   48K.    Fee for an application for source numbers or renewal of source numbers  
   48L.    Application for source numbers or renewal of source numbers  
   48M.    Grounds for refusal to issue or suspension or revocation  

   PART 4--GENERAL

   49.     Receipt for seized documents  
   50.     Infringement penalties for offences against the Act  
   51.     Infringement offences against the Regulations and infringement penalties  

   PART 5--SAVINGS AND TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

   53.     Definitions  
   54.     Approved assessment programs, organisations and training courses  
   55.     Approved systems for recording and addressing complaints  
   56.     Infringement notices and infringement offences  
   57.     Prohibition against establishing new records for dogs or cats  
   58.     Prohibition against establishing new records for horses  
   59.     Transitional provision for existing records  
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           SCHEDULE 3
           SCHEDULE 4
           SCHEDULE 5
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