Dogs are wonderful companions and many are great family pets - but owning a dog brings responsibilities.

New dog and cat laws

New laws for cat and dog owners came into effect on 1 July 2018.

If you’re a dog or cat owner, breeder or seller, these laws affect you.

Find out more, visit: Dog and Cat Board

With more than 3,000 dogs residing in our City, it is important that certain provisions surrounding their care and control are applied.

The Council has many responsibilities regarding dogs. Our Regulatory Services Team register dogs, investigate barking complaints and capture and identify lost dogs. The Council has also implemented practices to accommodate lost dogs.