Companion Animals Act 1998 No 87
Current version for 5 December 2019 to date (accessed 3 June 2020 at 14:21)
Part 9 Division 1
Division 1 Preliminary
78   Definitions
In this Part—
authorised identifier means a person who is an authorised identifier under the regulations.
breeder identification number, in relation to a person, means—
(a)  in any case—the number allocated to the person as a breeder identification number under section 83M, or
(b)  in the case of a person who is a member of a recognised breeders’ organisation—the number allocated to the person by that organisation, or
(c)  in the case of an advertisement about a greyhound—the number allocated to the owner of the animal from whose litter the greyhound being advertised was born at the time of its registration under the greyhound racing rules.
compliance history, in relation to a person (including a breeder), means a record of any of the following—
(a)  a conviction of the person for an offence against, or the making of an order against the person by a court under section 10 of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 in respect of a charge for an offence against—
(i)  this Act or the regulations, or
(ii)  section 530 or 531 of the Crimes Act 1900, or
(iii)  the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 or the regulations made under that Act, being an offence that involves a dog or cat being taken into, or being in, a national park or any road traversing a national park, or
(iv)  the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 or the regulations made under that Act,
(b)  a penalty notice issued to the person for any of the following, being a notice that was not withdrawn or in relation to which a court had not dismissed the relevant charges—
(i)  an offence against this Act or the regulations,
(ii)  an offence against the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 or the regulations made under that Act, being an offence that involves a dog or cat being taken into, or being in, a national park or any road traversing a national park,
(iii)  an offence against the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 or the regulations made under that Act,
(c)  any of the following orders made in relation to the person under this Act (including an expired order)—
(i)  an order under section 23 (2) or (3) disqualifying the person,
(ii)  a nuisance order under section 31 or 32A (2),
(iii)  a control order under section 47,
(iv)  a destruction order under section 48,
(v)  an ancillary order under section 50,
(d)  any of the following orders under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 (including an expired order) made in relation to the person—
(i)  an order under section 29C about the care of an animal,
(ii)  an order under section 30 requiring the destruction of the animal,
(iii)  an order under section 31 (1) relating to a conviction,
(iv)  an interstate prohibition order that is recognised under section 31AA,
(e)  any other matter prescribed by the regulations.
greyhound racing rules means the racing rules—
(a)  made by Greyhound Racing New South Wales under the Greyhound Racing Act 2009 and in force before the repeal of that Act, or
(b)  made by the Greyhound Welfare and Integrity Commission under the Greyhound Racing Act 2017.
microchip identification number means—
(a)  in the case of a greyhound—the identification number allocated to the microchip implanted in the greyhound in compliance with the greyhound racing rules, or
(b)  in any other case—the identification number allocated to the microchip implanted in a companion animal in connection with the identification of the animal for the purposes of section 8.
recognised breeders’ organisation means any of the following organisations—
(a)  the Royal New South Wales Canine Council Limited (trading as Dogs New South Wales),
(b)  the NSW Cat Fanciers’ Association Inc,
(c)  Australian National Cats Incorporated,
(d)  any other organisation designated by the Departmental Chief Executive for the purposes of this definition by order published in the Gazette.
rehoming organisation number, in relation to a rehoming organisation, means the number allocated to the organisation under section 83N.