When out in public with your dog it must at all times be under the effective control of a competent person. As an example, a small child might not be able to control a large or strong dog, in which case a capable adult should walk the dog.
All dogs must be walked on lead unless in a designated off leash area.
A person is not considered to have a dog under effective control if they have under their control more than four dogs at one time.
If you fail to comply with this requirement, you, or if you are not present, the person in control of your dog, if s/he is aged 16 or over, may be liable for a maximum penalty of $1,100 or $11,000 in the case of a restricted or declared dangerous dog.