Bringing an assistance dog into your life is a huge commitment. The links below can help provide a more complete picture of your rights and responsiblities, to help you decide if you want to enter into this wonderfully rewarding relationship.
These documents have been prepared by me according to my own knowledge and experience. As always, you shoud seek independant legal advice should you have any queries or issues.
These links will take you to relevant legislation, from various states and federal government websites. Please note that the legislation is complex, and in some cases federal and state acts overlap. It is always prudent to seek independant legal advice should you have any queries or issues.
Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1992
https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2012C00110/Html/Text#_Toc314672126W.A DOG ACThttp://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/wa/consol_act/da197644/s8.html
SA Dog and Cat Management Act
ACT Domestic Animals Act 2000
NT Local Government Act 2008
TAS Dog Control Act 2000
QLD The Queensland Guide Hearing and Assistance Dog Act
NSW Companion Animals Act 1998
VIC Domestic Animals Act 1994