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Victorian State Legislation

Victorian State Legislation gives access rights to Guide Dogs for the vision impaired and Hearing Dogs for the Hearing Impaired and dogs in training by approved organisations for those purposes.

DOMESTIC (FERAL AND NUISANCE) ANIMALS ACT 1994 - SECT 7
Exemptions for guide dogs

7. Exemptions for guide dogs

(1) A visually impaired person or hearing impaired person who keeps and uses a dog as a guide dog is not liable for an offence under this Act in respect of that dog, where, in acting in the manner which would constitute the offence, the dog was performing its functions as a guide dog.

(2) In the case of a dog which is owned by an organisation which trains guide dogs and which is approved by the Minister, the owner is not liable for an offence under this Act in respect of that dog, where in acting in the manner which would constitute the offence, the dog was being trained as a guide dog.

(3) Despite Part 2-

(a) a visually impaired person or hearing impaired person who keeps and uses a dog as a guide dog is not required to pay a fee for the registration of that dog; or
(b) an organisation which trains guide dogs and which is approved by the Minister under subsection (2), is not required to pay a fee for the registration of a dog owned by the organisation which is being trained as a guide dog.

(4) Despite anything in any other Act or subordinate instrument a visually impaired person, hearing impaired person or person training a guide dog may, at all times and in all places, be accompanied by a dog kept and used, or trained by him or her as a guide dog.

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