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Contents (1979 - 200)
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Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 No 200
Current version for 7 July 2017 to date (accessed 20 August 2017 at 10:20)
Historical notes
Historical notes
The following abbreviations are used in the Historical notes:
AmamendedLWlegislation websiteSchSchedule
ClclauseNonumberSchsSchedules
CllclausesppageSecsection
DivDivisionpppagesSecssections
DivsDivisionsRegRegulationSubdivSubdivision
GGGovernment GazetteRegsRegulationsSubdivsSubdivisions
InsinsertedReprepealedSubstsubstituted
Table of amending instruments
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 No 200. Assented to 21.12.1979. Date of commencement, 9.6.1981, sec 2 (2) and GG No 77 of 5.6.1981, p 2983. This Act has been amended as follows:
1984
No 153
1985
No 38
Miscellaneous Acts (Search Warrants) Amendment Act 1985. Assented to 26.4.1985.
Date of commencement of Sch 1 (except as provided in sec 2 (3)), 28.2.1986, sec 2 (2) and GG No 29 of 14.2.1986, p 654.
 
No 79
 
No 124
Miscellaneous Acts (Animal Research) Amendment Act 1985. Assented to 25.11.1985.
Date of commencement of Sch 1, 1.1.1991, sec 2 (2) and GG No 82 of 29.6.1990, p 5380.
 
No 130
1986
No 56
1987
No 160
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Amendment) Act 1987. Assented to 18.11.1987.
Date of commencement, 18.12.1987, sec 2 (2) and GG No 193 of 18.12.1987, p 6942.
1988
No 20
Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1988. Assented to 28.6.1988.
Date of commencement of Sch 15, assent, sec 2 (1).
 
No 92
Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 1988. Assented to 19.12.1988.
Date of commencement of Sch 17, 1.9.1989, sec 2 (3) and GG No 92 of 1.9.1989, p 6366.
1990
No 46
Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1990. Assented to 22.6.1990.
Date of commencement of the provision of Sch 1 relating to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979, assent, sec 2.
1991
No 69
Charitable Fundraising Act 1991. Assented to 17.12.1991.
Date of commencement, 1.9.1993, sec 2 and GG No 91 of 20.8.1993, p 4619.
 
No 92
Search Warrants (Amendment) Act 1991. Assented to 17.12.1991.
Date of commencement, 20.9.1992, sec 2 and GG No 116 of 18.9.1992, p 6837.
1992
No 112
Statute Law (Penalties) Act 1992. Assented to 8.12.1992.
Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.
1994
No 95
Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 1994. Assented to 12.12.1994.
Date of commencement of the provisions of Sch 1 relating to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979, assent, Sch 1.
1996
No 121
Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 1996. Assented to 3.12.1996.
Date of commencement of Sch 3, 3 months after assent, sec 2 (3).
1997
No 25
Animal Research Amendment Act 1997. Assented to 25.6.1997.
Date of commencement of Sch 2, 12.7.1999, sec 2 and GG No 79 of 9.7.1999, p 4813.
 
No 83
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Amendment Act 1997. Assented to 10.7.1997.
Date of commencement (except Sch 1 [5], so much of Sch 1 [12] as would insert sec 8 (3), Sch 1 [29] [30], so much of Sch 1 [35] as would insert sec 21C, Sch 1 [46]–[49] and so much of Sch 1 [64] as would insert sec 34A), 1.2.1998, sec 2 and GG No 7 of 16.1.1998, p 281; date of commencement of Sch 1 [5], so much of Sch 1 [12] as would insert sec 8 (3), Sch 1 [29] [30], so much of Sch 1 [35] as would insert sec 21C, Sch 1 [46]–[49] and so much of Sch 1 [64] as would insert sec 34A, 21.7.2000, sec 2 and GG No 93 of 21.7.2000, p 6458.
2001
No 112
Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2001. Assented to 14.12.2001.
Date of commencement of Sch 2.28, assent, sec 2 (2).
2002
No 103
Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002. Assented to 29.11.2002.
Date of commencement of Sch 4, 1.12.2005, sec 2 and GG No 45 of 15.4.2005, p 1356. Amended by Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Amendment Act 2005 No 50. Assented to 27.6.2005. Date of commencement of Sch 2.2, 25.11.2005, sec 2 (2) and GG No 142 of 25.11.2005, p 9654.
2003
No 54
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Amendment (Penalties) Act 2003. Assented to 23.10.2003.
Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.
 
No 87
Veterinary Practice Act 2003. Assented to 5.12.2003.
Date of commencement of Sch 3.20, 1.9.2006, sec 2 (1) and GG No 111 of 1.9.2006, p 7064. The amendment made by Sch 3.20 [2] (to the extent that it amended sec 25 (1) (a) (ii)) was without effect as the provision amended was repealed by the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Amendment Act 2005.
2004
No 24
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Amendment (Tail Docking) Act 2004. Assented to 16.4.2004.
Date of commencement, 1.6.2004, sec 2 and GG No 91 of 28.5.2004, p 3222.
2005
No 50
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Amendment Act 2005. Assented to 27.6.2005.
Date of commencement of Sch 1 [1]–[6] [8]–[13] [18] [19] [21] and [24]–[28], assent, sec 2 (1); date of commencement of Schs 1 [7] [14]–[17] [20] [22] and [23], 25.11.2005, sec 2 (2) and GG No 142 of 25.11.2005, p 9654; date of commencement of Sch 2.3 [1], 1.9.2006, sec 2 (3) and GG No 111 of 1.9.2006, p 7064; date of commencement of Sch 2.3 [2], 1.9.2006, sec 2 (4) and GG No 111 of 1.9.2006, p 7064.
 
No 101
Companion Animals Amendment Act 2005. Assented to 28.11.2005.
Date of commencement of sec 4, 13.1.2006, sec 2 and GG No 7 of 13.1.2006, p 73.
2006
No 94
Police Amendment (Miscellaneous) Act 2006. Assented to 22.11.2006.
Date of commencement of Sch 3.27, 1.2.2007, sec 2 and GG No 22 of 1.2.2007, p 575.
 
No 120
Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2006. Assented to 4.12.2006.
Date of commencement of Sch 2, assent, sec 2 (2).
2007
No 27
Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2007. Assented to 4.7.2007.
Date of commencement of Sch 1.43, assent, sec 2 (2).
 
No 81
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Amendment (Prosecutions) Act 2007. Assented to 7.12.2007.
Date of commencement, 1.1.2008, sec 2.
 
No 94
Miscellaneous Acts (Local Court) Amendment Act 2007. Assented to 13.12.2007.
Date of commencement of Schs 1.79, 2 and 4, 6.7.2009, sec 2 and 2009 (314) LW 3.7.2009.
2008
No 112
Rural Lands Protection Amendment Act 2008. Assented to 10.12.2008.
Date of commencement of Sch 6.24, 1.1.2009, sec 2 (1).
2009
No 78
Animal Welfare Legislation Amendment Act 2009. Assented to 3.11.2009.
Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.
 
No 88
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Amendment Act 2009. Assented to 19.11.2009.
Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.
2010
No 59
Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2010. Assented to 28.6.2010.
Date of commencement of Sch 2.76, 9.7.2010, sec 2 (2).
2011
No 62
Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2011. Assented to 16.11.2011.
Date of commencement of Sch 2.25, 6.1.2012, sec 2 (1).
2012
No 69
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Amendment Act 2012. Assented to 24.9.2012.
Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.
2013
No 19
Road Transport Legislation (Repeal and Amendment) Act 2013. Assented to 3.4.2013.
Date of commencement, 1.7.2013, sec 2 and 2013 (329) LW 28.6.2013.
 
No 51
Local Land Services Act 2013. Assented to 1.7.2013.
Date of commencement of Sch 7, 1.1.2014, sec 2 (1).
 
No 56
Police Legislation Amendment (Special Constables) Act 2013. Assented to 23.8.2013.
Date of commencement, 1.12.2014, sec 2 and 2014 (750) LW 28.11.2014.
2015
No 15
Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015. Assented to 29.6.2015.
Date of commencement of Sch 1.20, 8.7.2015, sec 2 (1).
 
No 58
Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2015. Assented to 24.11.2015.
Date of commencement of Sch 3, 15.1.2016, sec 2 (3).
2017
No 13
Greyhound Racing Act 2017. Assented to 11.4.2017.
Date of commencement of Sch 6.2 [1] [4] and [5]: not in force; date of commencement of Sch 6.2 [2] [3] and [6], 3.7.2017, sec 2 (1) and 2017 (295) LW 30.6.2017.
 
No 22
Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2017. Assented to 1.6.2017.
Date of commencement of Sch 3, 7.7.2017, sec 2 (3).
This Act has also been amended pursuant to an order under secs 9A and 9B of the Reprints Act 1972 No 48. Order dated 13.11.1985 and published in GG No 155 of 15.11.1985, p 6008.
Table of amendments
No reference is made to certain amendments made by Schedule 3 (amendments replacing gender-specific language) to the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 1996.
Sec 3
Rep GG No 155 of 15.11.1985, p 6008. Ins 1997 No 83, Sch 1 [1].
Sec 4
Am 1985 No 79, Sch 1 (1); 1985 No 124, Sch 1 (1); GG No 155 of 15.11.1985, p 6008; 1987 No 160, Sch 1 (1); 1988 No 20, Sch 15 (1); 1991 No 69, Sch 1; 1997 No 83, Sch 1 [2]–[5]; 2003 No 87, Sch 3.20 [1]–[3]; 2005 No 50, Sch 1 [1]–[4]; 2007 No 94, Sch 2; 2010 No 59, Sch 2.76 [1] [2]; 2011 No 62, Sch 2.25; 2012 No 69, Sch 1 [1]; 2013 No 56, Sch 3.5 [1]; 2015 No 15, Sch 1.20 [2]; 2015 No 58, Sch 3.72 [1] [2].
Part 2, note
Ins 2003 No 87, Sch 3.20 [4].
Sec 5
Subst 1987 No 160, Sch 1 (2). Am 1992 No 112, Sch 1; 1997 No 83, Sch 1 [6].
Sec 6
Am 1987 No 160, Sch 2 (1); 1992 No 112, Sch 1; 1997 No 83, Sch 1 [7]; 2003 No 54, Sch 1 [1]; 2007 No 94, Sch 1.79 [1].
Sec 7
Am 1987 No 160, Sch 1 (3); 1988 No 92, Sch 17 (1); 1992 No 112, Sch 1; 1997 No 83, Sch 1 [6] [8].
Sec 8
Am 1987 No 160, Sch 1 (4); 1992 No 112, Sch 1; 1997 No 83, Sch 1 [6] [9]–[12]; 2001 No 112, Sch 2.28; 2008 No 112, Sch 6.24; 2010 No 59, Sch 2.76 [3]; 2013 No 51, Sch 7.40 [1].
Sec 9
Am 1987 No 160, Sch 1 (5); 1992 No 112, Sch 1; 1997 No 83, Sch 1 [6] [13]; 2007 No 94, Sch 1.79 [1].
Sec 10
Am 1987 No 160, Sch 2 (2); 1992 No 112, Sch 1; 1997 No 83, Sch 1 [6] [14]; 2005 No 50, Sch 1 [5] [6]; 2007 No 94, Sch 1.79 [1].
Sec 11
Am 1987 No 160, Sch 2 (3); 1992 No 112, Sch 1; 1997 No 83, Sch 1 [6].
Sec 12
Am 1987 No 160, Schs 1 (6), 2 (4); 1992 No 112, Sch 1; 1997 No 83, Sch 1 [6] [15]–[22]; 2003 No 87, Sch 3.20 [2]; 2004 No 24, Sch 1 [1]–[3]; 2006 No 120, Sch 2.73; 2007 No 27, Sch 1.43.
Sec 12A
Ins 1987 No 160, Sch 1 (7). Am 1992 No 112, Sch 1; 1997 No 83, Sch 1 [23]; 2003 No 87, Sch 3.20 [2]; 2005 No 50, Sch 1 [7].
Sec 13
Am 1987 No 160, Sch 2 (5); 1992 No 112, Sch 1; 1997 No 83, Sch 1 [6].
Sec 14
Am 1987 No 160, Sch 2 (6); 1992 No 112, Sch 1; 1997 No 83, Sch 1 [24].
Sec 15
Am 1987 No 160, Sch 2 (7); 1992 No 112, Sch 1; 1997 No 83, Sch 1 [25]–[28]; 2003 No 54, Sch 1 [2].
Sec 16
Subst 1987 No 160, Sch 1 (8). Am 1992 No 112, Sch 1; 1997 No 83, Sch 1 [6] [29] [30].
Sec 17
Am 1987 No 160, Schs 1 (9), 2 (8). Subst 1988 No 92, Sch 17 (2). Am 1992 No 112, Sch 1; 1997 No 83, Sch 1 [6].
Sec 18
Am 1985 No 79, Sch 1 (2). Subst 1987 No 160, Sch 1 (10). Am 1992 No 112, Sch 1; 1997 No 83, Sch 1 [6] [31].
Sec 18A
Ins 1985 No 79, Sch 1 (3). Am 1987 No 160, Sch 2 (9); 1992 No 112, Sch 1; 1997 No 83, Sch 1 [6].
Sec 19
Am 1985 No 79, Sch 1 (4); 1987 No 160, Sch 2 (10); 1992 No 112, Sch 1; 1997 No 83, Sch 1 [6].
Sec 19A
Ins 1987 No 160, Sch 1 (11). Am 1992 No 112, Sch 1; 1997 No 83, Sch 1 [6].
Sec 20
Am 1985 No 79, Sch 1 (4); 1987 No 160, Sch 2 (11); 1992 No 112, Sch 1; 1997 No 83, Sch 1 [6] [32].
Sec 21
Am 1985 No 79, Sch 1 (4); 1987 No 160, Sch 2 (12); 1992 No 112, Sch 1; 1997 No 83, Sch 1 [33]; 2003 No 54, Sch 1 [3]; 2003 No 87, Sch 3.20 [2]; 2005 No 50, Sch 1 [8] [9]; 2017 No 13, Sch 6.2 [2] [3].
Sec 21A
Ins 1997 No 83, Sch 1 [34].
Secs 21B, 21C
Ins 1997 No 83, Sch 1 [35].
Sec 21D
Ins 1997 No 83, Sch 1 [35]. Rep 2005 No 50, Sch 1 [10].
Sec 22
Am 1987 No 160, Sch 2 (13); 1992 No 112, Sch 1; 1997 No 83, Sch 1 [6] [36]; 2007 No 94, Sch 1.79 [1].
Sec 23
Am 1987 No 160, Sch 2 (14); 1992 No 112, Sch 1; 1997 No 83, Sch 1 [6] [37].
Sec 24
Am 1984 No 153, Sch 16; 1985 No 124, Sch 1 (2); 1986 No 56, sec 2; 1987 No 160, Sch 1 (12); 1997 No 83, Sch 1 [38]; 2004 No 24, Sch 1 [4]; 2005 No 50, Sch 1 [11]–[13]; 2007 No 94, Sch 1.79 [1].
Part 2A
Ins 2005 No 50, Sch 1 [14].
Part 2A, Div 1
Ins 2005 No 50, Sch 1 [14].
Sec 24A
Ins 2005 No 50, Sch 1 [14]. Am 2013 No 56, Sch 3.5 [2].
Sec 24B
Ins 2005 No 50, Sch 1 [14]. Am 2013 No 19, Sch 3.
Sec 24C
Ins 2005 No 50, Sch 1 [14].
Sec 24CA
Ins 2005 No 50, Sch 2.3 [1].
Part 2A, Div 2
Ins 2005 No 50, Sch 1 [14].
Sec 24D
Ins 2005 No 50, Sch 1 [14]. Am 2010 No 59, Sch 2.76 [2].
Sec 24E
Ins 2005 No 50, Sch 1 [14].
Sec 24F
Ins 2005 No 50, Sch 1 [14]. Am 2002 No 103, Sch 4.71 [1]–[3] (subst 2005 No 50, Sch 2.2).
Sec 24G
Ins 2005 No 50, Sch 1 [14]. Am 2006 No 120, Sch 2.73; 2017 No 13, Sch 6.2 [6].
Secs 24H, 24I
Ins 2005 No 50, Sch 1 [14].
Sec 24J
Ins 2005 No 50, Sch 1 [14]. Am 2006 No 94, Sch 3.27; 2007 No 94, Sch 1.79 [1]; 2015 No 58, Sch 3.72 [3].
Secs 24K–24M
Ins 2005 No 50, Sch 1 [14].
Sec 24N
Ins 2005 No 50, Sch 1 [14]. Subst 2009 No 88, Sch 1 [1].
Sec 24NA
Ins 2013 No 56, Sch 3.5 [3].
Part 2B
Ins 2012 No 69, Sch 1 [2].
Sec 24O
Ins 2012 No 69, Sch 1 [2]. Am 2013 No 51, Sch 7.40 [2].
Secs 24P–24S
Ins 2012 No 69, Sch 1 [2].
Sec 24T
Ins 2012 No 69, Sch 1 [2]. Am 2013 No 51, Sch 7.40 [3]; 2015 No 58, Sch 3.72 [4].
Secs 24U, 24V
Ins 2012 No 69, Sch 1 [2].
Sec 25
Am 1985 No 124, Sch 1 (3); 1987 No 160, Sch 1 (13); 1988 No 20, Sch 15 (2); 1992 No 112, Sch 1; 1994 No 95, Sch 1; 1997 No 25, Sch 2 [1] [2]; 1997 No 83, Sch 1 [39]–[41]. Rep 2005 No 50, Sch 1 [15].
Sec 26
Am 1985 No 124, Sch 1 (4); 1987 No 160, Sch 1 (14); 1994 No 95, Sch 1; 1997 No 25, Sch 2 [3] [4]; 1997 No 83, Sch 1 [42]–[49]. Rep 2005 No 50, Sch 1 [15].
Sec 26A
Ins 1997 No 83, Sch 1 [50]. Rep 2005 No 50, Sch 1 [15].
Sec 26AA (previously sec 26A)
Ins 1985 No 130, Sch 1 (1). Renumbered 1997 No 83, Sch 1 [50]. Am 2003 No 87, Sch 3.20 [2].
Sec 26B
Ins 1997 No 83, Sch 1 [51].
Sec 27
Subst 1985 No 38, Sch 1. Am 1987 No 160, Sch 1 (15); 1991 No 92, Sch 2. Rep 2005 No 50, Sch 1 [15].
Sec 27A
Ins 1987 No 160, Sch 1 (16). Am 1992 No 112, Sch 1; 1997 No 83, Sch 1 [52]. Rep 2005 No 50, Sch 1 [15].
Sec 27B
Ins 2003 No 87, Sch 3.20 [5]. Rep 2005 No 50, Sch 2.3 [2].
Sec 28
Am 1987 No 160, Sch 2 (15); 1992 No 112, Sch 1; 1997 No 83, Sch 1 [53].
Sec 28A
Ins 2005 No 50, Sch 1 [16].
Sec 29
Am GG No 155 of 15.11.1985, p 6008; 1987 No 160, Sch 2 (16); 1992 No 112, Sch 1; 1997 No 83, Sch 1 [54].
Sec 29A
Ins 1987 No 160, Sch 1 (17). Am 1992 No 112, Sch 1; 1997 No 83, Sch 1 [55].
Sec 29B
Ins 1997 No 83, Sch 1 [56].
Sec 29C
Ins 1997 No 83, Sch 1 [57]. Am 2007 No 94, Sch 1.79 [2]; 2008 No 112, Sch 6.24; 2010 No 59, Sch 2.76 [3]; 2013 No 51, Sch 7.40 [4].
Sec 30
Am 2007 No 94, Sch 1.79 [2] [3].
Sec 30A
Ins 1987 No 160, Sch 1 (18). Am 2005 No 50, Sch 1 [17]; 2007 No 94, Sch 1.79 [2] [3].
Sec 31
Am 1987 No 160, Schs 1 (19), 2 (17); 1992 No 112, Sch 1; 1997 No 83, Sch 1 [58] [59]; 2005 No 50, Sch 1 [18]–[20].
Sec 31AA
Ins 2009 No 78, Sch 2.
Sec 31A
Ins 1987 No 160, Sch 1 (20). Am 1997 No 83, Sch 1 [60]; 2005 No 50, Sch 1 [21]; 2005 No 101, sec 4.
Sec 32A
Ins 1985 No 130, Sch 1 (2). Am 1997 No 83, Sch 1 [61]; 2005 No 50, Sch 1 [22].
Secs 33A–33D
Ins 1997 No 83, Sch 1 [62].
Sec 33E
Ins 2005 No 50, Sch 1 [23]. Subst 2017 No 22, Sch 3.59.
Sec 33F
Ins 2005 No 50, Sch 1 [23].
Sec 34
Am GG No 155 of 15.11.1985, p 6008; 1997 No 83, Sch 1 [63]; 2003 No 54, Sch 1 [4]; 2005 No 50, Sch 1 [24]; 2007 No 94, Schs 2, 4; 2013 No 56, Sch 3.5 [4].
Sec 34AA
Ins 2007 No 81, Sch 1 [1]. Am 2010 No 59, Sch 2.76 [4].
Sec 34A
Ins 1997 No 83, Sch 1 [64]. Subst 2005 No 50, Sch 1 [25].
Sec 34B
Ins 1997 No 83, Sch 1 [64]. Am 2005 No 50, Sch 1 [26].
Sec 34C
Ins 2012 No 69, Sch 1 [3]. Am 2015 No 58, Sch 3.72 [5].
Sec 35
Am 1987 No 160, Schs 1 (21), 2 (18); 1990 No 46, Sch 1; 1992 No 112, Sch 1; 1997 No 83, Sch 1 [65]; 2003 No 87, Sch 3.20 [6]; 2009 No 88, Sch 1 [2].
Sec 35A
Ins 1997 No 83, Sch 1 [66]. Am 2015 No 58, Sch 3.72 [6].
Sch 1
Am 1984 No 153, Sch 16.
Sch 2
Am 1985 No 124, Sch 1 (5); 1997 No 83, Sch 1 [67]–[71]; 2004 No 24, Sch 1 [5]; 2005 No 50, Sch 1 [27] [28]; 2007 No 81, Sch 1 [2] [3]; 2009 No 88, Sch 1 [3]; 2012 No 69, Sch 1 [4]; 2013 No 51, Sch 7.40 [5]; 2013 No 56, Sch 3.5 [5].
The whole Act
Am 2015 No 15, Sch 1.20 [1] (“Director-General” omitted wherever occurring,“Secretary” inserted instead).