Recommended resources for:
- your responsibilities as an animal owner
- registration and microchipping
- controlling dogs and cats
- menacing and dangerous dogs.
Dogs, cats, neighbours and you
A guide to the laws about owning dogs and cats in Victoria, including information on registration, microchipping, barking and nuisance, menacing and dangerous dogs, dog attacks, and complaints.
Legal requirements for dog owners
Information explaining the law about looking after your dog, including registration.
Legal requirements for cat owners
A guide to your legal responsibilities as a cat owner, including penalties you could receive if your cat often wanders onto another person's property.
Dog attacks, dangerous and menacing dogs
Information on requirements for owners of menacing or dangerous dogs, relevant definitions and tips for preventing dog attacks.
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