Pet owners are legally and financially responsible for pet attacks involving their animal and a person or animal. Visit the Animal Welfare Victoria website for more information.
A dog attack includes any incident where a dog chases, attacks and/or bites a person or animal. It does not have to cause injury.
The Domestic Animals Act 1994 (Vic) deems the person in control of a dog at the time of an attack as the person responsible (or owner).
If you need to report a dog attack to Council: