Monday 25th September 2017
Responsible pet ownership starts at home
Friday 22nd September 2017
The 2016 Sydney Drinking Water Catchment Audit
Wednesday 27th September 3:30pm - 6:30pm
Council Meeting 27 September 2017
Thursday 5th October 9:00am - 2:00pm
2017 Community Services Expo
A working dog is defined under section 5 of the Act as a dog used primarily for droving, tending, working or protecting stock. It includes a dog being trained as a working dog.
The Companion Animals Amendment Act 2006 removed the exemption from the identification and registration requirements which previously applied to all working dogs.
However, the Regulation (clauses 16(l) and (m)) exempts the following categories of working dogs from the registration requirements under Part 2 of the Act:
Owners of exempt working dogs should still be encouraged to microchip and register their valuable animals in accordance with Part 2 of the Act. However, no registration fee applies.
All other working dogs that are not exempted under clause 16 of the Regulation must be micro-chipped and registered in accordance with Part 2 of the Act. However, no registration fee applies (clause 17(2)(b) of the Regulation).
Loss of registration exemption
Animals that are entitled to exemptions from registration may lose that entitlement under certain circumstances.
Any animal that is seized and taken into the custody of a council pound or animal shelter must be micro chipped and lifetime registered before being returned to its original owner. This requirement overrides any exemptions from registration that would ordinarily apply under clause 16 of the Regulation.