Animal management

Choose the right pet

Before getting a pet, do some research. The internet is a great place to start. Consider your lifestyle, exercise routine and find out how to care for them. Getting all the facts will help you make an educated choice and develop strategies to deal with anticipated behaviour.

As a pet owner, you are legally responsible for your pet and its actions. Keeping cockatoos and roosters is not permitted in some township areas and discouraged in all other township areas, as their noise is often a neighbourhood concern.

Responsible pet ownership

Pets are to be kept in a safe, healthy and nuisance free manner that protects the environment and wellbeing of the community.

As a pet owner you should:

  • Identify your pet

Dogs are required to be microchipped and registered with Council. Cats are to be microchipped.

Livestock can also be microchipped.

  • Restrain your pet

Animals must be contained on the owner's property at all times.

Roaming animals (inclusing stock) may be impounded

Exercise pets on a leash

  • Consider Others

Train your pet not to be excessively noisy. 

Talk with your neighbours about your pet and encourage them to raise concerns with you directly.

Remove and dispose of pet litter, remember "the poo belongs to you".


The Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 requires domestic cats and dogs to be microchipped, and dogs to be registered with council.

The planning scheme regulates how livestock can be kept on property.

Our local laws detail how domestic animals and poultry should be kept.
A permit is required to:

For further information contact us.

Neighbourhood concerns

Neighbourhood concerns are those issues that effect the community living together safely and in harmony. Concerns may include but are not limited to:

  • roaming or stray animals including stock
  • excessive animal noise
  • dangerous animals.

Often people don't realise how the behaviours and activities of their pets are impacting others. Having a chat to discuss the matter of concern, can often be all it takes to fix the situation.  If this approach is unsuccessful, you can submit a customer request and we will investigate the problem.


Related information

Animal pound

Animal registration

Local laws

Planning scheme

Registration and identification