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DogsNT are seeking Expressions of Interest for the following vacancies on Council:.✴️*Secretary (2020)✴️*Councillor (TBC)✴️*Councillor (TBC).🔶Please ...
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DogsNT are seeking Expressions of Interest for the following vacancies on Council:
✴️*Secretary (2020)
✴️*Councillor (TBC)
✴️*Councillor (TBC)
🔶Please send all replies to the office.
🔶Please contact Council or the Office if you would like any further information.
🔶Please have all EOIs in by 26th November 2018.
🔗 Dogs NT Contact information (via Official Website):
🐾Thank you.
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The past few weeks have been a trying time for the Dog World in the Northern Territory. We have seen the passing of two much loved stalwart members of our association. Mandy Hammett, committee member, handler trainer, mentor to many and wife of our President Mel. Mandy passed away suddenly and her loss will be felt by many. Understandably Mel has taken an absence of leave from Council for the remained of this year, and therefore as Vice president I will be acting President in his absence.

We also saw the passing of life member Riley Wing MBE. Riley was involved with dog sports in the N.T. during the 1970s and was a well-known Home-grown Territorian. On behalf of the association I would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the families and friends of both these wonderful dog people.

We have also seen two very hardworking Dogs NT member move back to Melbourne. Barbara McVilly, our past Office Manager and Alan McVilly (NACA councillor) who were not only wonderful people but also a great asset to the N.T. Dog World. We wish them all the best in their future endeavours in freezing Melbourne.

These recent events now mean that there are several vacancies on council. Council is now calling for Expressions of Interest for the position of two Councillors and also for the position of Secretary.

Applicants must be full financial members of Dogs NT. Any members who is interested in these positions, please forward your Expression of Interest to the Dogs NT office by Monday 26th November 2018.

As the year is drawing to a close, on behalf of council I would like to wish all members and their families a Merry Christmas and add a reminder than 2019 memberships are due now.

Carol Beckett

for and on behalf of Mel Hammett
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🚩 Please note the changing Office hours for this period 🚩
🆕 Tuesday 13th November 2018: 12:00 - 17:00
🆕 Thursday 15th November 2018: 12:00 - 17:00
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🚩 We appreciate your patience - any questions? Please direct them to the Office.
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Welcome to the Dogs NT Website

Hi Members,

Remember, this is your website.  If there is something you would like to see on here, email your suggestion and we will look into it.  I’d love to get some poems, recipes, helpful doggy information etc.

There is every chance we have missed something, or made a small mistake.  If you find something, please send an email to and we will look into it.

Thanks again to everyone for their contributions and I hope all the members enjoy the web site.

TDW Editor


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ACES Breed Summary Worksheet 2015


Notice to all Dogs NT Members re: Increased Fees

DogsNT has reviewed the costs involved with the grounds over the past 12 months and more. It is very clear that the charges do not cover the costs.

Power and Water have significantly increased their charges for both water and electricity, and additionally the prospective costs of light maintenance and replacement promises to be significant also.

To ensure the grounds are of suitable quality to run training classes and conduct shows and trials, these costs are necessary. Therefore we need to ensure the charges levied are sufficient to cover the usage.
The tasks that have been identified to maintain the grounds are as follows:

– water,
– lighting,
– cleaning,
– mowing,
– ground maintenance,
– sprinklers and
– general building maintenance.

As a result of the increases we have decided to split the charges to Ground Hire and Light Hire.
Ground Hire:  Previously the Ground hire was charged as a consolidated amount that attempted to ‘lump’ all costs into one basket. This was at a nominal rate, and charges for water and maintenance were never included. The increases have been absorbed to this date to the great detriment of DogsNT’s finances. It is not possible for this process to continue. The Ground Hire charge will address some of these charges and are expected to include the costs involved with:

1. Water charges
2. General maintenance of the Grounds
3. Occasional replacement of minor items
4. Preparation of grounds for Shows and Trials
5. Cleaning of Toilets and ‘demountable’ prior to shows and trials
    a. Note: the cleaning before and after events will become the responsibility of the affiliate that hires the facilities.

The Light hire is planned to cover costs involved with;

1. Costs of running the lights on a per hour basis
2. Replacement of component parts of the lights
     a. Hire of cherry picker/high lift boom
3. Overall replacement of the lights as end of life approaches.

Council is very appreciative of the assistance currently given to them with mowing, emptying rubbish bins and the other numerous jobs that are being done.

To investigate this further, DogsNT may be able to offset some of the costs for the grounds and lights against the charges for these services. If members would like to identify some of the offsets, Council can discuss and see if they can be implemented.

Council welcome any suggestions from members on any of these issues.

Kind Regards

Caroline Camilleri
Secretary DogsNT


Padlock Issues at the Front Gate

It has come to our attention that our members are incorrectly locking the main RASNT gate. This is not an isolated instance, but infact has happened 6 times in a 4 month period.

The inconvenience caused to RASNT staff is not tolerable and continued issues may lead to denial of use of that gate to DogsNT members.

There is a picture on the Shean Road gate of the correct and only procedure for locking that gate.

Changes to Scale of Fees

All members should make note of changes to the scale of fees, effective from 1st January 2018. Click here to view the new scale of fees.

Dogs NT Office

OFFICE HOURS (as of 8th November 2018)

Tuesday 13th November: 12:00 – 17:00
Thursday 15th November: 12:00 – 17:00

P:   (08) 8984 3570

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