The Parliamentary Inquiry into the legislative and regulatory framework relating to restricted breed dogs was established in 2015. In March 2016 the Victorian Parliamentary Committee of Inquiry published its report. Acting upon a key recommendation from the Inquiry, the Victorian government has announced that it will remove the ban on registering restricted breed dogs, such as Pit Bulls by amending the Domestic Animals Act 1994. There is currently a moratorium on Councils killing restricted breed dogs and the legislative amendment will be implemented before the moratorium expires. All other requirements relating to the restrictions on the keeping of restricted breed dogs will be maintained. The ban will be removed in 2017.
A full copy of the government’s response can be obtained online at http://www.vic.gov.au/pets