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Dogs in public places

In accordance with the Shire's Dogs Local Law 2011, Part 5 'Dogs in public places':

5.1       Places where dogs are prohibited absolutely

(1)       Subject to Section 8 of the Act and Section 66J of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984, dogs are prohibited absolutely from entering or being in any of the following places—

(a)       a public building, unless permitted by a sign;

(b)       a theatre or picture gardens;

  (c)       all businesses or vehicles classified as food businesses or food transport vehicles under the Food Act 2008; and

(d)       a public swimming pool.

(2)       If a dog enters or is in a place specified in subclause (1), every person liable for the control of the dog at that time commits an offence.

Penalty:         Where the dog is a dangerous dog, $2,000; otherwise $1,000.



5.2       Places which are dog exercise areas

(1)       Subject to clause 5.1 and subclause (2) of this clause, for the purposes of sections 31 and 32 of the Act,  Pt Lot 1023 Edmonds Place, Bindoon is a dog exercise area.

(2)       Subclause (1) does not apply to—

(a)        land which has been set apart as a children's playground;

(b)       an area being used for sporting or other activities, as permitted by the local government, during the times of such use; or

(c)        a car park.

For further information please contact the Shire's Rangers on 9576 4600 or via chatter@chittering.wa.gov.au.