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Pets & Animals

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Approved Inspection Program commences 1 October 2012

Being a pet owner has many benefits. Whether you own a dog, cat, poultry, cattle or other farm animal, you need to be responsible.

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.

View the local laws applicable to keeping animals in your area for specific details on what restrictions apply.

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

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  • Pet Laws

    Changes are Here to laws governing your pets
  • Minimum Standards

    All animals regardless of whether a permit is required must be kept in a manner that will not cause nuisance to neighbouring properties.
  • Dogs

    All dogs over three months old, residing on a residential or rural/residential zoned property must be registered annually.
  • Cats

    As a responsible cat owner you have an obligation to care for the health and well being of your pet.
  • Poultry

    You may keep poultry in urban and rural residential areas under certain conditions.
  • Stray Cattle

    Cattle straying on roads can cause accidents which owners can be liable for
  • Pounds

    Stray animals are taken to a pound, if owners cannot be identified or contacted.

Last Modified: Friday 17 January 2014