All dogs residing on Urban/Residential, Rural Residential, Rural Properties must be registered annually. Dog Registration forms here
All dogs are required to be registered for easy identification. Registering and microchipping your dogs is the best way to locate owners should the animals be found wandering. Microchipping can be done at your closest Veterinary Surgery. Dogs must wear a registration tag at all times.
Dogs must be kept in a proper enclosure that prevents them from wandering or escaping. The minimum standards for keeping dogs are:
- enclosures must be cleaned regularly and waste disposed so as not to create a nuisance or health hazard;
- adequate food and water must be provided;
- adequate space must be provided for each dog; and
- not permiting any dog to be kept in such a manner as to be a nuisance, likely to cause an injury or health hazard.
A well exercised and disciplined dog makes a happy and contented pet. Your pet should be walked every day especially if you have an active breed or large dog.
Dogs must be leashed at all times outside your property and under continuous supervision. You are responsible for the actions of your dog, therefore it is your duty to clean up after your pet (dispose of faeces in a sanitary manner) and make sure that your dog is not a nuisance.
Please notify Council of any change in details to a dog’s registration such as address, ownership, desexing or replacement tag.
Regulated dogs require special permits and conditions
For information regarding Regulated Dogs please contact Council.
What to do if you are experiencing problems with dogs
Identify who owns the dog and discuss your concerns directly with the owner. In most cases this works extremely well. If you cannot get resolution with the direct approach or you are unaware of who owns the dog, a solution may be to trap the dog and take it to Council. All trapped dogs need to be treated humanely.
If your neighbour is unapproachable, or does not agree that a problem exists, you should contact Council for further advice.
Further information on nuisance dogs is available here.