Dogs on School Grounds
Under Department of Urban Services policies, dogs are not permitted on school grounds.
Section 42 of the Act defines places where dogs are prohibited. These include the grounds of a childcare centre, preschool, primary school, high school, or secondary college during school hours or when school sport including training is being conducted unless the keeper of the dog resides in the grounds, or a dog is taken into the grounds with the approval of the principal.
There is a global ban on dogs on playing fields anywhere where sport or training for sport is being played.
Also, dogs are prohibited within 10 metres of anything designed for play by children in a public place if children are playing on it; a fireplace designed for cooking food; or a swimming area defined by a sign erected.
The fine for taking dogs into prohibited areas is $150, or $350 for taking them onto the grounds of a child-care centre, preschool, or primary school.