Thursday 20th April 2017
Council to crack down on car crime
Wednesday 19th April 2017
ANZAC Day services across the Southern Highlands
Sunday 30th April 10:00am - 1:00pm
Learner Driver Log Book Run
Wednesday 10th May 3:30pm - 6:30pm
Council Meeting 10 May 2017
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.