Dog Control Act 1996

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19A Power of constable, dog control officer, or dog ranger to request information about dog


A constable, dog control officer, or dog ranger may, for the purposes of this Act, request the owner of a dog to state the name, gender, and a description of the dog.


Every person commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $3,000 who, without reasonable excuse, fails to comply with a lawful request under subsection (1), or wilfully provides false information in response to a request to provide the information.

Section 19A: inserted, on 1 December 2003, by section 10 of the Dog Control Amendment Act 2003 (2003 No 119).

Section 19A(2): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).