Introduction

Disability assist dogs have different rules for access to public conservation land.

You can take a disability assist dog into controlled dog areas without the need for a permit. The dog must be assisting a person with a disability or be with a person training the dog. Keep your dog under control at all times to protect native wildlife.

If an area requires a person to have a permit to enter, the dog also requires a permit. This includes certified dogs under training. Contact the DOC office closest to the area you want to take your dog.

Disability assist dog definition

Disability assist dogs is the term used for:

  • seeing-eye dogs
  • mobility assistance dogs
  • epilepsy assistance dogs, etc.

Who can certify disability assist dogs

The Department of Internal Affairs authorises these organisations to certify disability assist dogs:

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