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Public Access Test

Dogs such as physical or psychiatric assistance dogs that enter public spaces, services and transport need to be stable, well-behaved and not a nuisance to the public. They are therefore required to take a Public Access Test to prove that they are under your control and appropriately trained.

Public Access Test for Assistance Dog

Do you require your physical or psychiatric assistance dog to undertake the Public Access Test?  We can help by providing our dog training services to help your dog pass this test.  We service the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie areas.

We can also assess your physical or psychiatric dog for a Public Access Test if your dog is 'owner trained'.


$250      Public Access Test (for employed or funded assistance dog with NDIS etc)

$200      Public Access Test (for unemployed, student, pensioner)

PLEASE NOTE:   Prior to undertaking a Public Access Test we may need to have a consultation with you and your dog to assess whether your dog is suitable to be an assistance dog.  We may also ask you to provide a training log to show the training you have done.  Some dogs are not suitable to be assistance dogs (see our assistance dog page for more information). 

* WE DO NOT test dogs for Public Access for the sole purposes of being able to take your dog on an aeroplane with you.  

The cost of the Public Access Test includes documentation to state you have undertaken the test. 
Vest and ID is owner's responsibility to purchase.

For more information on registering your dog as an psychiatric assistance dog please visit


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(Newcastle and Lake Macquarie Region)

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