This is the text of the pet model by-laws in regulation to the Strata Schemes Management Act 1996 (NSW)






15. Keeping of animals

Note: Select option A, B or C. If no option is selected, option A will apply.

Option A

  1. Subject to section 49(4) of the Act, an owner or occupier of a lot must not, without the prior written approval of the owners corporation, keep any animal (except fish kept in a secure aquarium on the lot) on the lot or the common property.
  2. The owners corporation must not unreasonably withhold its approval of the keeping of an animal on a lot or the common property.

Option B

  1. Subject to section 49(4) of the Act, an owner or occupier of a lot must not, without the prior written approval of the owners corporation, keep any animal (except a cat, a small dog or a small caged bird, or fish kept in a secure aquarium on the lot) on the lot or the common property.
  2. The owners corporation must not unreasonably withhold its approval of the keeping of an animal on a lot or the common property.
  3. If an owner or occupier of a lot keeps a cat, small dog or small caged bird on the lot then the owner or occupier must:
    1. notify the owners corporation that the animal is being kept on the lot, and
    2. keep the animal within the lot, and
    3. carry the animal when it is on the common property, and
    4. take such action as may be necessary to clean all areas of the lot or the common property that are soiled by the animal.

Option C

Subject to section 49(4) of the Act, the owner or occupier of a residential lot must not keep any animal on the lot or the common property.