Restrictions & fines

Cat-the-kidCouncil has the authority to issue fines under a local law and State legislation.

Magistrates Court action is mandatory in some cases, such as dog attacks.

Fines may be issued for:

  • failure to register your dog or cat
  • failure to pick up after your dog
  • dogs at large – an animal not securely confined on your property
  • dogs in public places not complying with Council orders (e.g. a dog off–leash in an on–leash area)
  • animals creating a nuisance or trespassing onto private property (e.g. a barking dog)
  • keeping excess animals on your property

Further information
Compliance Branch

9205 5063

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