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Domestic Animals Amendment Act 2017

The Domestic Animals Amendment (Puppy Farms and Pet Shops) Act 2017 (PFPS Act) and supporting Domestic Animals Amendment (Puppy Farms and Pet Shops) Regulations 2018 are now in operation.

To obtain a copy of an updated Domestic Animals Act 1994 that includes the changes introduced by the PFPS Act 2017, visit the website here and search for the Domestic Animals Act 1994.  Information pertaining to prescribed fees and prescribed details for application and annual reports are included within the Domestic Animals Regulations 2015 (Division 1 and Division 3 respectively).  A copy of the updated Domestic Animals Regulations 2015 can be found here for reference (current as at 10 April 2018).

For further information on the PFPS Act and new requirements for approved dog obedience training organisations, please see the attached fact sheet. This fact sheet, along with information on other changes is available via www.animalwelfare.vic.gov.au

If you’d like any additional advice or assistance on the PFPS Act and the new requirements, please contact the Domestic Animals team at pet.welfare@ecodev.vic.gov.au