Assistance Animals

Some companion animals are trained to provide assistance to people with a disability to help alleviate the effect of that disability.These assistance animals are not pets. They provide an important service that helps people to more fully participate in personal and public life activities with more confidence and independence. This website provides information on laws for assistance animals under the Companion Animals Act 1998 in NSW only. Other Government agencies can provide you with advice about how assistance animals are treated under other NSW laws.