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As a tenant in a DCJ Housing or Aboriginal Housing Office property you are allowed to have pets if:

  • The property is suitable for the animal
  • The pets do not interfere with the reasonable peace, comfort and privacy of neighbours, and
  • You comply with the Companion Animals Act 1998.

Tenants are not allowed to have a dog if it is:

  • a restricted dog as defined by the Companion Animals Act,
  • declared a dangerous dog, by a local council or local court, under the Companion Animals Act.

If your animal causes a nuisance or annoyance to neighbours, we may require you to remove your pet.

If you are a DCJ Housing tenant in a property not owned by DCJ Housing you may not be permitted to have a pet. Pets are often prohibited by private property owners and strata by-laws.

For information please see the During a Tenancy Policy.

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Last updated: 16 Aug 2023