Dogs, cats, neighbours and you

Your guide to the laws about owning a dog or cat in Victoria

An easy-to-read guide to the laws about owning dogs and cats in Victoria. It includes information on registration, microchipping, barking and nuisance, menacing and dangerous dogs, dog attacks, and complaints.

This title is available to download in an accessible Word format.


  • Legal responsibilities of dog and cat owners
  • Aggressive dogs and dog attacks
  • Resolving problems over your neighbours' pets
  • Powers of local councils
  • Getting more information about pet ownership.
This page was last updated on May 18, 2018