Are you thinking about adopting a pet?
If you lose or find an animal, you need to report it to Council. Impound and boarding fees apply for impounded animals. Warnings and fines may also apply.
Having a pet comes with some important responsibilities, many of which are governed by the Domestic Animals Act and subject to serious penalties.
How to register your dog or cat, renew a registration, including fees, payment methods and requirements for restricted breeds or dangerous dogs.
If you are no longer physically or financially able to look after your pet, Council may be able to help you find them a new home.
Dogs are not required to be on a lead, unless the area is signed. However, dangerous, menacing and restricted breed dogs do need to be on a lead at all times.
There are limits on the number of animals you can keep on your property without the need for a permit.
If you own a dog, you must collect and remove all droppings that they leave in a public place such as a park or on a footpath.
Phone: (03) 5422 0333
Fax: (03) 5422 3623
National Relay Service
TTY call 133 677
& ask for (03) 5422 0333