Companion Animals Act 1998 No 87
Current version for 5 December 2019 to date (accessed 6 June 2020 at 03:04)
Part 5 Division 4 Section 52A
52A   Prohibition on selling dangerous or menacing dog or proposed dangerous or menacing dog
(1)  A person who sells, or advertises the sale of, a dangerous or menacing dog or proposed dangerous or menacing dog is guilty of an offence.
Maximum penalty—150 penalty units.
Note.
 The term “sell” extends to the transfer of owner by any means, including by gift.
Abandoning an animal is also an offence—see section 11 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979.
(2)  A person does not commit an offence under this section by reason only of surrendering a dangerous or menacing dog or proposed dangerous or menacing dog to a council pound or an approved animal welfare organisation.
Note.
 A dangerous or menacing dog that is surrendered to a council pound or an approved animal welfare organisation cannot be sold.
(3)  In this section and in section 52B, proposed dangerous or menacing dog means a dog that is the subject of a proposed declaration under Division 1.