Animal Laws and Regulations

Laws and regulations about animals are there to protect them from neglect and cruelty as well as protecting the community from animals becoming a nuisance or danger.

The Domestic Animals Act 1994

The Domestic Animals Act 1994 specifies rules for Council and Council officers for dogs in the areas of:

City of Whitehorse Community Local Law 2014

The Whitehorse City Council Community Local Law 2014 ( DOCX 58.27KB) ( PDF 202.61KB) includes:

More Information

Legal Aid Victoria provides advice about dog-related offences.