The following breeds of dog are restricted within West Wimmera Shire and cannot be kept:
- American Pit Bull Terrier (or Pit Bull Terrier);
- Fila Brasileiro;
- Japanese Tosa;
- Dogo Argentino;
- Perro de Presa Canario (or Presa Canario).
These breeds are considered an unacceptable risk to community safety, whether or not an individual dog has attacked a person or another animal, or displayed signs of aggression. Penalties apply for violations.