Expiation Offences

The Dog and Cat Management Act 1995 outlines the offences for which the owner or person responsible for the control of a dog can be expiated for. These include the following:

  • Unregistered dog
  • Wandering at large
  • Attacking, harassing or chasing an animal or person
  • Attacking a person lawfully entering a premises
  • Unrestrained transport
  • Being in a school, kindergarten or childcare centre
  • Being in a shop (not being an accredited assistance dog), that is not a pet shop, grooming parlour or veterinary surgeon without the permission of the shopkeeper
  • Rushes at or chases a vehicle
  • Persistently creates a noise by barking or otherwise
  • Defecates in a public place (unless the responsible owner or person immediately removes and disposes of the faeces in a suitable manner)