pets require permissionIn accordance with the Unit Titles Act, unit occupiers are required to get approval form the Executive Committee before getting a pet that resides in the unit complex.

Permission to keep a pet that resides in the Hamilton Park complex is granted on the provision that the pet owner compiles with all ACT Government legislation and guidelines regarding pet ownership, and Owners Corporation requirements including the Unit Titles Act pet ownership and noise rules. These include the following responsibilities:


Pet Owner’s Duties &  Responsibilities Dogs Cats Other
Animal Registration as required by law a   a
Desexing or alternate certification i.e. sexually entire permit a a  
Vaccinations in last 12 months a a  
Microchip implant a a  
Collar tag for the animal showing registration number, name and phone number a    
Collect and dispose of animal faeces in a responsible manner a a  
Keep the animal restrained and under control at all times a a  
Respect the quiet enjoyment of neighbours and others in the Owners Corporation a a  

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Unit Titles (Management) Act 2011 Division 3.4:

32              Animals—owners corporation’s consent

           (1)   A unit owner may keep an animal, or allow an animal to be kept, within the unit or the common property only with the consent of the owners corporation.

           (2)   The owners corporation may give consent under this section with or without conditions.

           (3)   However, the owners corporation’s consent must not be unreasonably withheld.

Note         An owner or occupier of a unit may apply to the ACAT to resolve a dispute with the owners corporation about keeping an animal, or allowing an animal to be kept (see s 126).

           (4)   In this section:

animal includes—

                   (a)    an amphibian; and

                   (b)    a bird; and

                   (c)    a fish; and

                   (d)    a mammal (other than a human being); and

                   (e)    a reptile.

Updated November 2018