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Dog Attacks

A dog attack is a very serious offence. In the event that your dog does attack a person or other animal you will be held responsible, even if you were not there at the time.

A dog attack includes a dog aggressively rushing at or attempting to attack a person or animal, as well as tearing clothing, biting, or causing physical injury.

There are very substanial penalties of up to $10,00 for a dog attack and $10,000 and /or 12 months jail for inciting a dog attack. The dog's owner or the person who has control of the dog at the time is also liable for any injury or damage to property resulting from a dog attack.

If your dog has been involved in a dog attack please call Ranger Services on 9158 9741 to report the incident.

A dog atatck statement can be downloaded here.