The ACT Government has recently moved to clarify the rules and regulations regarding Dogs at ACT Government Sportsgrounds, which may impact some patrons at Football matches in the region
- Dogs are not permitted at any time at Enclosed ovals or synthetic grounds.
- Dogs are not permitted at any time at unenclosed grounds when sport is being conducted under a formal booking – this includes training and match play
- Dogs are only permitted on unenclosed ovals when the oval is not being used for organised sport.
The Domestic Animals Act 2000, Section 42 lists the prohibited places in the ACT where dogs are not allowed.
That Act states “A person must not take a dog onto a field or playing area where formal sport is being played. There is a fine for taking dogs into prohibited areas and that is $150.