Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 No 200
24G Powers of inspectors in relation to land used for certain commercial purposes
(1) This section applies to the following land:(a) land used for the purpose of a sale-yard or an animal trade,(b) land in or on which an animal is being used, or kept for use, in connection with any other trade, or any business or profession (including a place used by a veterinary practitioner for the purpose of carrying on his or her profession).(2) For the purposes of ensuring that the provisions of this Act or the regulations are not being contravened, an inspector may, in relation to land to which this section applies, do any or all of the following:(a) inspect and examine the land, any animal that is in or on the land and any accommodation or shelter that is provided in or on the land for any animal,(a1) take such photographs, films, audio, video and other recordings as the inspector considers necessary,(b) inspect and examine any register that is kept under this Act or the regulations and that is in or on the land,(c) require any person found in or on the land to produce any such register,(d) take copies of, or extracts or notes from, any such register.(3) A person must not fail to comply with a requirement made by an inspector under subsection (2) (c).Maximum penalty (subsection (3)): 25 penalty units.