In this section you can find out everything you need to know about dog registration and the rules and regulations for taking dogs and horses on our beaches, what's required to be a good neighbour and how to avoid problems such as having too many cats (or dogs) that are out of control and causing a nuisance.

A development application is required for the keeping of animals such as horses, sheep, goats, cattle, pigs, and donkeys. Please complete "Section 8 – Description of Development & Associated Detail" of the application form.  

Selecting a Pet

Choosing a pet is a commitment for life, serious consideration needs to be put into deciding what pet(s) are right for you and your family. The Select A Pet website matches dog and cat breeds to owners budget, allergies, property type and commitment to grooming, exercise and company etc.

Council offers free first registration of dogs adopted through the Animal Welfare League or RSPCA animal shelters.  As well as increasing the number of dogs re-homed these dogs are desexed, microchipped, temperament tested, wormed and vaccinated.

Disposal of Deceased Animals
Council removes deceased animals from Council properties, roads, footpaths and reserves. Deceased animals on main arterial roads are removed by Transport Services, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure DPTI (State Government). Council does not remove deceased animals from private property.

Call our Customer Service team on 84056600 to arrange collection.


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