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Reg No. 19 of 2004
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This is a regulation of the previous Norfolk Island Legislative Assembly that was continued in force under s16 and 16A of the Norfolk Island Act 1979.
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NORFOLK                              ISLAND



Regulations No. 19 of 2004



I, Grant Ernest John Tambling, Administrator of Norfolk Island, acting in accordance with the advice of the Executive Council of Norfolk Island, make the following Regulations under section 13 of the Animals (Importation) Act 1984.


Dated 21 December 2004.


            Grant Tambling



By His Honour’s Command

S. V. Jack

Minister for the Environment



Short title

      1.         These Regulations may be cited as the Animals (Importation of Certain Dog Breeds) Regulations 2004.

Permits for Importation of certain Dog Breeds

      2.         For the purpose of section 7 of the Animals (Importation) Act 1984, the Administrator

                  (a)        must not grant a permit to import any of the following breeds of dog —

                        American Pit Bull (Terrier)

                        Japanese Tosas

                        Dogo Argentino

                        Brazilian Fila

                        Any cross breed of any of the above


                  (b)        may authorise the importation of the following breeds if they meet the requirements in paragraph (c) —


                        German Shepherd (Alsatian)

                        Bull Mastiff/Terrier

                        Rhodesian Ridgebacks


                        Queensland Cattle Dogs/Australian Cattle Dog/Blue, Red Heeler

                        Any cross breed of any of the above.

                        (c)        must be satisfied that at the time of the application for a permit to import a member of a breed referred to in paragraph (b) the dog —

(i)   is not less than 6 months old;

(ii)  has been spayed or castrated;

(iii) has been owned by and cared for by the applicant since the age of        at least 3 months; and

(iv) has undergone obedience training and/or temperament testing under the auspice of the RSPCA, or similar body or of the Australian National Kennel Council or similar body satisfactory to the Administrator.

(d)       may, in order to be satisfied that the information provided under paragraph (c) is acceptable, have regard to—

(i)   the legitimate requirements of the importer where a Queensland Cattle Dog/Australian Cattle Dog/Blue, Red Heeler is sought to be imported;

(ii)  the place of residence of the importer and the place where the dog is proposed to be kept;

(iii) the other breed or breeds of dog already owned by the applicant;

(iv) the views of a veterinarian practicing on Norfolk Island; and

(v)  such documentation as the Administrator considers necessary in order to establish the facts stated in the permit application.


Notified Gazette No. 62, 24 December 2004.

Commenced on notification (24 December 2004).

This instrument amends Regulations No. 3 of 1985 as previously amended by Regulations No. 7 of 1989.

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