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PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS ACT 1986 - NOTES

Version No. 094

No. 46 of 1986
Version incorporating amendments as at
1 March 2019

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Version 094

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986

No. 46 of 1986
Version incorporating amendments as at
1 March 2019

Endnotes

    1     General information

See www.legislation.vic.gov.au for Victorian Bills, Acts and current Versions of legislation and up-to-date legislative information.

Minister's second reading speech—

Legislative Council: 28 November 1985

Legislative Assembly: 8 May 1986

The long title for the Bill for this Act was "A Bill to make changes to the law relating to the prevention of cruelty to animals, to repeal the Protection of Animals Act 1966 and for other purposes.".

The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986 was assented to on 20 May 1986 and came into operation as follows:

Sections 2, 3, 7 on 15 October 1986: Government Gazette 15 October 1986 page 3953; sections 1, 4–6, 8–25, 26 (except (2)(h)), 27–41, 42 (except (1)(n)) on 4 March 1987: Government Gazette 7 January 1987 page 5; sections 26(2)(h), 42(1)(n) on 7 December 1988: Government Gazette 7 December 1988 page 3659.

INTERPRETATION OF LEGISLATION ACT 1984 (ILA)

Style changes

Section 54A of the ILA authorises the making of the style changes set out in Schedule 1 to that Act.

References to ILA s. 39B

Sidenotes which cite ILA s. 39B refer to section 39B of the ILA which provides that where an undivided section or clause of a Schedule is amended by the insertion of one or more subsections or subclauses, the original section or clause becomes subsection or subclause (1) and is amended by the insertion of the expression "(1)" at the beginning of the original section or clause.

Interpretation

As from 1 January 2001, amendments to section 36 of the ILA have the following effects:

•     Headings

All headings included in an Act which is passed on or after 1 January 2001 form part of that Act. Any heading inserted in an Act which was passed before 1 January 2001, by an Act passed on or after 1 January 2001, forms part of that Act. This includes headings to Parts, Divisions or Subdivisions in a Schedule; sections; clauses; items; tables; columns; examples; diagrams; notes or forms. See section 36(1A)(2A).

•     Examples, diagrams or notes

All examples, diagrams or notes included in an Act which is passed on or after 1 January 2001 form part of that Act. Any examples, diagrams or notes inserted in an Act which was passed before 1 January 2001, by an Act passed on or after 1 January 2001, form part of that Act. See section 36(3A).

•     Punctuation

All punctuation included in an Act which is passed on or after 1 January 2001 forms part of that Act. Any punctuation inserted in an Act which was passed before 1 January 2001, by an Act passed on or after 1 January 2001, forms part of that Act. See section 36(3B).

•     Provision numbers

All provision numbers included in an Act form part of that Act, whether inserted in the Act before, on or after 1 January 2001. Provision numbers include section numbers, subsection numbers, paragraphs and subparagraphs. See section 36(3C).

•     Location of "legislative items"

A "legislative item" is a penalty, an example or a note. As from 13 October 2004, a legislative item relating to a provision of an Act is taken to be at the foot of that provision even if it is preceded or followed by another legislative item that relates to that provision. For example, if a penalty at the foot of a provision is followed by a note, both of these legislative items will be regarded as being at the foot of that provision. See section 36B.

•     Other material

Any explanatory memorandum, table of provisions, endnotes, index and other material printed after the Endnotes does not form part of an Act.
See section 36(3)(3D)(3E).

    2     Table of Amendments

This publication incorporates amendments made to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986 by Acts and subordinate instruments.

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Agricultural Acts (Further Amendment) Act 1987, No. 68/1987

Assent Date:

24.11.87

Commencement Date:

S. 27 on 25.11.87: Government Gazette 25.11.87 p. 3215; s. 28 on 7.12.88: Government Gazette 7.12.88 p. 3659; s. 26 on 12.8.99: Government Gazette 29.7.99 p. 1738

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986

Agricultural Acts (Amendment) Act 1988, No. 35/1988

Assent Date:

24.5.88

Commencement Date:

S. 24 on 1.6.88: Government Gazette 1.6.88 p. 1486

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986

Magistrates' Court (Consequential Amendments) Act 1989, No. 57/1989

Assent Date:

14.6.89

Commencement Date:

S. 4(1)(a)–(e)(2) on 1.9.89: Government Gazette 30.8.89 p. 2210; rest of Act on 1.9.90: Government Gazette 25.7.90 p. 2217

Current State:

All of Act in operation

Meat Industry Act 1993, No. 40/1993

Assent Date:

1.6.93

Commencement Date:

Sch. 2 item 9 on 30.6.93: Government Gazette 24.6.93 p. 1596

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986

Catchment and Land Protection Act 1994, No. 52/1994

Assent Date:

15.6.94

Commencement Date:

S. 97(Sch. 3 items 23.1, 23.2) on 15.12.94: s. 2(3)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986

Agriculture (Registered Occupations) Act 1994, No. 65/1994

Assent Date:

18.10.94

Commencement Date:

Ss 1, 2 on 18.10.94: s. 2(1); rest of Act on 1.12.94: Government Gazette 24.11.94 p. 3095

Current State:

All of Act in operation

Livestock Disease Control Act 1994, No. 115/1994

Assent Date:

20.12.94

Commencement Date:

S. 142(Sch. 2 item 6) on 20.12.95: s. 2(3)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Amendment) Act 1995, No. 77/1995 (as amended by No. 26/1998)

Assent Date:

14.11.95

Commencement Date:

Ss 1, 2 on 14.11.95: s. 2(1); s. 5(2) on 1.6.93: s. 2(2); rest of Act on 14.5.96: s. 2(4)

Current State:

All of Act in operation

Miscellaneous Acts (Omnibus Amendments) Act 1996, No. 22/1996

Assent Date:

2.7.96

Commencement Date:

Pt 8 (s. 18) on 9.4.96: s. 2(2); s. 12 on 13.6.96: s. 2(3); s. 24 on 1.10.96: s. 2(4); rest of Act on 2.7.96: s. 2(1)

Current State:

All of Act in operation

Veterinary Practice Act 1997, No. 58/1997

Assent Date:

28.10.97

Commencement Date:

S. 96(Sch. item 7) on 17.3.98: Government Gazette 12.3.98 p. 520

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986

Agriculture Acts (Amendment) Act 1998, No. 26/1998

Assent Date:

19.5.98

Commencement Date:

S. 8 on 1.4.98: s. 2(3)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986

Public Sector Reform (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 1998, No. 46/1998

Assent Date:

26.5.98

Commencement Date:

S. 7(Sch. 1) on 1.7.98: s. 2(2)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986

Tribunals and Licensing Authorities (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 1998, No. 52/1998

Assent Date:

2.6.98

Commencement Date:

S. 311(Sch. 1 item 75) on 1.7.98: Government Gazette 18.6.98 p. 1512

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986

Conservation, Forests and Lands (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 1998, No. 76/1998

Assent Date:

10.11.98

Commencement Date:

S. 27 on 15.12.98: s. 2(5)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Amendment) Act 2000, No. 11/2000

Assent Date:

18.4.00

Commencement Date:

19.4.00: s. 2

Current State:

All of Act in operation

Statute Law Revision Act 2000, No. 74/2000

Assent Date:

21.11.00

Commencement Date:

S. 3(Sch. 1 item 101) on 22.11.00: s. 2(1)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986

Animals Legislation (Responsible Ownership) Act 2001, No. 83/2001

Assent Date:

11.12.01

Commencement Date:

Ss 3–8 on 12.12.01: s. 2(1)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986

Statute Law (Further Revision) Act 2002, No. 11/2002

Assent Date:

23.4.02

Commencement Date:

S. 3(Sch. 1 item 54) on 24.4.02: s. 2(1)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986

Fisheries (Amendment) Act 2003, No. 56/2003

Assent Date:

16.6.03

Commencement Date:

S. 11(Sch. item 17) on 17.6.03: s. 2

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986

Animals Legislation (Animal Welfare) Act 2003, No. 103/2003

Assent Date:

9.12.03

Commencement Date:

Ss 34–36, 42, 43, 44(2)(3) on 10.12.03: s. 2(1); s. 32 on 22.1.04: Government Gazette 22.1.04 p. 137; ss 31, 33, 37–41, 44(1) on 24.6.04: Government Gazette 24.6.04 p. 1742

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986

Primary Industries Legislation (Further Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 2004, No. 69/2004

Assent Date:

19.10.04

Commencement Date:

Ss 48, 50–53 on 20.10.04: s. 2(1); s. 49 on 29.9.05: Government Gazette 29.9.05 p. 2171

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986

Public Administration Act 2004, No. 108/2004

Assent Date:

21.12.04

Commencement Date:

S. 117(1)(Sch. 3 item 160) on 5.4.05: Government Gazette 31.3.05 p. 602

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986

Primary Industries Acts (Amendment) Act 2005, No. 50/2005

Assent Date:

24.8.05

Commencement Date:

Ss 3–9 on 25.8.05: s. 2(1)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986

Primary Industries Acts (Further Amendment) Act 2005, No. 76/2005

Assent Date:

2.11.05

Commencement Date:

Ss 26–28, 30–37 on 3.11.05: s. 2(1); s. 29 on 1.12.05: Government Gazette 17.11.05 p. 2610

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986

Infringements (Consequential and Other Amendments) Act 2006, No. 32/2006

Assent Date:

13.6.06

Commencement Date:

S. 94(Sch. item 39) on 1.7.06: Government Gazette 29.6.06 p. 1315

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986

Animals Legislation Amendment (Animal Care) Act 2007, No. 65/2007

Assent Date:

11.12.07

Commencement Date:

Ss 77(1)(4), 78, 79(2)(3), 80–86, 88, 89, 91,
92(1)–(3)(5), 93–108, 110, Sch. 2 on 12.12.07: s. 2(1);
s. 77(2) on 20.3.08: Special Gazette (No. 71) 18.3.08 p. 1; ss 77(3), 79(1), 87, 90 on 16.12.08: Special Gazette (No. 378) 16.12.08 p. 1; ss 92(4), 109 on 1.9.09: Special Gazette (No. 298) 1.9.09 p. 1

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986

Primary Industries Legislation Amendment Act 2009, No. 35/2009

Assent Date:

30.6.09

Commencement Date:

Ss 106, 108 on 1.7.09: s. 2(1); s. 107 on 1.9.09: Government Gazette 6.8.09 p. 2125

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986

Criminal Procedure Amendment (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2009, No. 68/2009

Assent Date:

24.11.09

Commencement Date:

S. 97(Sch. item 95) on 1.1.10: Government Gazette 10.12.09 p. 3215

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986

Domestic Animals Amendment (Puppy Farm Enforcement and Other Matters) Act 2011, No. 75/2011

Assent Date:

13.12.11

Commencement Date:

Ss 25, 26 on 1.1.12: Special Gazette (No. 423) 21.12.11 p. 2

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986

Primary Industries and Food Legislation Amendment Act 2012, No. 60/2012

Assent Date:

23.10.12

Commencement Date:

S. 72(7)(8) on 24.10.12: s. 2(1); ss 31–46 on 1.12.12: Special Gazette (No. 399) 27.11.12 p. 1

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986

Statute Law Revision Act 2013, No. 70/2013

Assent Date:

19.11.13

Commencement Date:

S. 4(Sch. 2 item 39) on 1.12.13: s. 2(1)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986

Emergency Management Act 2013, No. 73/2013

Assent Date:

3.12.13

Commencement Date:

S. 100 on 1.7.14: Special Gazette (No. 148) 13.5.14 p. 1

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986

Victoria Police Amendment (Consequential and Other Matters) Act 2014, No. 37/2014

Assent Date:

3.6.14

Commencement Date:

S. 10(Sch. item 129) on 1.7.14: Special Gazette (No. 200) 24.6.14 p. 2

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986

Primary Industries Legislation Amendment Act 2014, No. 71/2014

Assent Date:

30.9.14

Commencement Date:

Ss 3–11 on 11.4.15: Special Gazette (No. 66) 31.3.15 p. 1

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Amendment Act 2015, No. 60/2015

Assent Date:

18.11.15

Commencement Date:

Ss 4–30, 33, 36, 39, 41, 43–47, 49–52 on 23.12.15: Special Gazette (No. 426) 22.12.15 p. 1; ss 31, 32, 34, 35, 37, 38, 40, 42, 48 on 1.9.16: s. 2(2)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986

Racing and Other Acts Amendment (Greyhound Racing and Welfare Reform) Act 2016, No. 17/2016

Assent Date:

19.4.16

Commencement Date:

S. 19 on 4.5.16: Special Gazette (No. 131) 3.5.16 p. 1

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986

Access to Medicinal Cannabis Act 2016, No. 20/2016

Assent Date:

26.4.16

Commencement Date:

S. 151 on 14.9.16: Special Gazette (No. 284) 13.9.16 p. 1

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986

Primary Industries Legislation Amendment Act 2016, No. 48/2016

Assent Date:

6.9.16

Commencement Date:

Ss 8–12 on 1.12.16: Special Gazette (No. 368) 29.11.16 p. 1

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986

Traditional Owner Settlement Amendment Act 2016, No. 67/2016

Assent Date:

15.11.16

Commencement Date:

S. 34 on 1.5.17: s. 2(2)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986

Oaths and Affirmations Act 2018, No. 6/2018

Assent Date:

27.2.18

Commencement Date:

S. 68(Sch. 2 item 100) on 1.3.19: s. 2(2)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986

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    3     Amendments Not in Operation

There are no amendments which were Not in Operation at the date of this publication.

    4     Explanatory details
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[1] S. 6(1)(a): The amendment proposed by Schedule 2 item 9 (repealed) of the Meat Industry Act 1993, No. 40/1993 is not included in this publication due to an incorrect reference to the title of this Act.



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