You must advise Council if you own any of the following breeds:
- American Pit Bull Terrier (or Pit Bull Terrier)
- Japanese Tosa
- Dogo Argentino
- Fila Brasilero
- Perro de Presa Canarion (or Presa Canario)
The only restricted breed dogs that are allowed to be kept are those dogs that were in Victoria prior to 1 September 2010 and are registered (as any breed) with Council prior to 30 September 2011.
Prior to the State Election in November 2014, Councils could seize and destroy restricted breed dogs if they had not been desexed and registered.
Since the State Election in 2014, the State Government has imposed a moratorium on the destruction of restricted breed dogs while legislation is being reviewed.
There are strict controls associated with the keeping of restricted breed dogs and there are heavy penalties for failing to comply with those controls.
Owners of restricted breed dogs are encouraged to seek further advice from Peter Wisdom, Council's Senior Animal Management / Community Laws Officer on 9518 3555 or Peter.Wisdom@monash.vic.gov.au
For all other animal issues, please call 9518 3555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org