Taree Central welcome Assistance animals into the Centre and value the services they provide. We also need to consider the safety of all customers, and other assistance animals, visiting Taree Central. To assist with entry into Taree Central the following requirements for assistance animals have been implemented. The Conditions of Entry are in line with the requirements used by Transport for NSW.
All handlers are required to hold, and present when asked, a valid form of accepted accreditation.
In general, animals are prohibited from entering certain public places – see further information in the Prohibited areas page. However, a person with a disability is entitled to be accompanied by an assistance animal in public places and on public transport while he or she is genuinely using the animal for assistance. Entry cannot be refused without reasonable cause.
An animal does not need to be registered as an assistance animal under the Companion Animals Act 1998 to be permitted access to a public place or public transport. Staff in charge of access to public places and transport are entitled to request reasonable proof that your animal is a genuine assistance animal. They may be guided by their organisation’s own policy to help them to determine this. Their policies may be publicly available.
It is unlawful to impose a charge on a person to enter a place open to, or used by the public, only because the person is accompanied by an assistance animal unless:
- it is reasonably necessary to supply additional accommodation for the animal and a reasonable charge is applied for that accommodation; OR
- the owner, or person in charge, of the place reasonably incurs additional expense because the animal is present, the charge is reasonable in the circumstances and is charged to compensate for the expense.