As a responsible dog owner you have an obligation to care for the health and well-being of your animal. Dogs can provide great joy and companionship but it does come with responsibility. You have a duty to ensure your dog's behaviours do not affect your neighbours or the community.
The first step in responsible dog ownership is choosing the animal that best complements your family and your lifestyle. Where you live, the breed and size of the dog should all be factors you consider before welcoming a new dog into your home.
If you or your animal/s has been attacked by a dog ring Council immediately on 1300 69 22 47. The sooner we know of an incident the sooner we can secure the dog and gather evidence for a thorough investigation. More
Your dog registration fees help cover the cost of animal management services and facilities, such as dog patrols, community education, complaint investigation, dog exercise areas and running of Council's pound. More
Dogs that are considered dangerous because they have a history of attacking other animals or people, or are a breed considered to be more likely to hurt others, require a Council permit with strict conditions on how they should be kept. More