Animal Management - Local Laws

​​​​Authorised officers are appointed by Council to control animal management issues within the region.
Such officers are authorised to:

  • Educate the community through special events, education material, school visits.
  • Seize and impound animals wandering at large.
  • Declare dangerous dogs.
  • Investigate complaints including nuisance and dog attacks.
  • Issue notices and fines (SPER) to identified non-compliant animal keeper/carer.
  • Issue destruction orders in accordance with Local Law/Legislation.
  • Entry onto land in certain circumstances.

For more information on Council's Local Laws, follow the links below:


  • ​Animal Management Act (Cats and Dogs) 2008
  • Local Government Act 2009
  • Disability Discrimination Act 1992​​