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You, Your Dog & the Law


The GSDCV Breed Affairs Committee hosted a very informative seminar detailing the specifics of You, Your Dog and the Law.

The guest Speaker was Steve Moore from Bureau of Animal Welfare/Department of Enviroment and Primary industries. Steve gave an outline of the Victorian legislation affecting dog ownership and dangerous dog laws and answered many questions.

View the presentation here (click to open)

A 2010 presentation by Steve, containing some valuable information and references, can be viewed here You, Your Dog and the Law 

Read a copy of the Domestic Animals Act 1994 (with 2013 amendments) here (always check for the latest version)

Visit the Victorian Department of environment and Primary Industries Domestic Animals Legislation Summary page for links to lots of other relevant information

Legal Requirements for Dog Owners

Read the informaiton provide by the DEPI here

Reckless Breeding Legislation

Breeders are encouraged to please read the article on Reckless Breeding Legislation that the Victorian Government has recently introduced (2009)

Prohibited Procedures on Dogs - including debarking

The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act protects the welfare of all animals in Victoria. Read the attached article to find out details regarding prohibited procedures, such as debarking