Dog and cat fines

Failure to pay a fine

If you fail to pay your infringement or contact us before the due date on the infringement notice we will send you a reminder notice and an additional charge will be added to the infringement.

    Appealing an animal fine

    If you believe that you have a good reason for not paying the fine you may appeal it by applying for an internal review.

    Please don't pay your fine while you are waiting for the outcome of your review. Responses are generally sent out within 28 days of receiving an application for a review, but can take up to 90 days.  

    If you have been waiting longer than 28 days for a response please contact us on 1300 002 642

    Reasons that are not valid for appeal

    The following reasons will not be accepted as valid for appeal of an animal fine:

    • Forgot to register my dog or cat
    • Didn't realise I had to register my dog or cat
    • Thought if my dog or cat was microchipped, it was registered
    • Somebody let my dog out of the yard
    • Didn't realise there was cat containment
    • Didn't realise there were areas where dogs were required to be on a lead
    • Was unaware that I had to carry a bag to pick up and remove my dogs droppings in any public place