Draft Domestic Animal Management Plan 2021-2025

Submissions closed on 04 January 2022, 05:00 PM

After extensive community consultation in early 2021, the draft Domestic Animal Management Plan 2021-2025 (DAMP) was been developed and placed on public exhibition from November 2021 to early January 2022.  

The draft plan focusses on:

  • encouraging responsible pet ownership
  • promoting awareness and behaviour change
  • improving dog and cat registration rates
  • reducing the number of wandering dogs and cats
  • reducing the impacts of cats on the environment
  • further enhancing the use of public places for exercising dogs.

All Victorian Councils are required by the Domestic Animals Act 1994 to prepare and implement a Domestic Animal Management Plan every four years to guide decision making in relation to animal management for dogs and cats.

View the draft plan

Next steps

Thank you to everyone who made a submission.

All feedback is currently being reviewed.