Guide dogs and other assistance animals

Assistance animals are always allowed in a strata scheme, even if the by-laws bans pets.

The owner of an assistance animal can provide evidence to the owners corporation, if asked. Evidence can include:

  • accreditation from a recognised assistance animal training body, or
  • a signed statement that the animal has been trained to assist a person with a disability and meet hygiene and behaviour standards for an animal in a public place.

You can apply to the Tribunal if an owners corporation refuses to approve an assistance animal.

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