Council’s role in animal management includes administering the Local Law (Animal Management), conducting inspections and responding to complaints about wandering stock, dog attacks, and safety of residents and wildlife.
- Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008
- Local Law No. 2 (Animal Management) 2011
- Subordinate Local Law No.2 (Animal Management) 2011
It is unacceptable to leave an animal tied up for long periods of time, abused or left without food and water. Any incidents of animal cruelty, injured animals or wildlife should be reported to the RSPCA on 1300 264 625 (1300 ANIMAL). There is also a 24 hour helpline 1300 852 188.
If there is a chance that a snake could find its way into your home, you should keep the number of a licensed snake catcher on hand. You can find the details of a local snake catcher online or in the phone directory.