34 Authorised officer may declare dog to be
(1) An authorised officer of a council may, if satisfied that a dog is
dangerous, declare it to be a dangerous dog. It does not matter if the dog is
ordinarily kept in another council’s area.
(2) A declaration can be made on the officer’s own initiative or
on the written application of a police officer or any other
(3) A declaration has effect throughout the State. It is not limited
in its operation to the area of the council whose authorised officer made the
Note. This Part also gives the Local Court the power to declare a dog to
be dangerous in certain circumstances.