Section 55 Companion Animals Act 1998 | Restricted Dogs


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Section 55 of the Companion Animals Act 1998 is Restricted Dogs and is extracted below.

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55 Restricted Dogs

(1) The following dogs are “restricted dogs” for the purposes of this Act:
(a) American pit bull terrier or pit bull terrier,
(b) Japanese tosa,
(c) dogo Argentino,
(d) fila Brasileiro,
(d1) any other dog of a breed, kind or description whose importation into Australia is prohibited by or under the Customs Act 1901 of the Commonwealth, v (e) any dog declared by an authorised officer of a council under Division 6 of this Part to be a restricted dog,
(f) any other dog of a breed, kind or description prescribed by the regulations for the purposes of this section.

(2) In this Division:”existing restricted dog” means a dog that is a restricted dog as at the relevant date.”proposed restricted dog” means a dog that is the subject of a proposed declaration by an authorised officer of a council under section 58C.”relevant date” means the date on which Division 6 of this Part (as inserted by the Companion Animals Amendment Act 2005)
commences.”transition period” means the period beginning on the relevant date and ending 12 months after that date.