Dog attacks

While dogs are an important part of our community, dog attacks are treated as very serious offences. 

If your dog attacks a person or other animal you will be held responsible, even if you were not there at the time. 

A dog attack includes a dog aggressively rushing at or attempting to attack a person or animal without injury or damage, as well as tearing clothing, biting, or causing physical injury.

Substantial penalties of up to $10,000 apply for a dog attack, and $10,000 and/or 12 months jail for inciting a dog attack. These penalties are doubled for “Dangerous Dogs”'.

If you have been attacked by a dog, please contact Ranger Services 9186 8555 immediately to report the incident. 

If your animal has been attacked, please contact Ranger Services and seek Veterinary help as soon as practicable.

It’s important to get medical attention for a dog attack, even if the injury does not immediately seem serious. 


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