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The Dog Control Act 2000 (the Act) provides the legislative framework for the management of dogs in Tasmania. It primarily empowers the general managers of councils to enforce the provisions of the Act.
An outline of the requirements in the Act, and general information on dog ownership issues, are provided in the following pages:
This information is provided as a brief guide to the main requirements of the dog control legislation.
Dog owners, or persons in charge of dogs, should not rely on this information as a complete description of their rights and responsibilities under the legislation.
The Dog Control Amendment Act 2017 came into effect on 20 December 2017.
The key changes to the Dog Control Act 2000 include:
Domestic cats are a part of many households and are a valued companion pet to many people. The Tasmanian Government promotes responsible pet ownership. For information on cat management, please refer to the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment at:
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE)
GPO Box 44
HOBART TAS 7001
Telephone: (03) 6233 4031 or 1300 368 550