We receive numerous complaints about noisy pets from annoyed neighbours, especially about dogs that bark excessively.
Dogs bark for various reasons. As a dog owner it is a requirement of the owner to monitor and put measures in place to keep barking at an acceptable level. Council encourages dog owners to reach out to a professional dog behaviorist or veterinary practitioner to assist.
If your dog or cat is constantly being a nuisance in a way that upsets or annoys your neighbours - either by creating noise or by its actions - you need to take steps to alleviate the issue.
If we receive a complaint about your animal being a nuisance, we will give you an opportunity, suggestions and advice to help you control it.
Failure to assist with the reduction of barking may result in:
Depending on why your dog is barking, you may need to:
You can report a nuisance cat if you can identify where it lives. Contact us on 9217 2170.
If a cat is trespassing onto your property, you can apply for a cat trap to assist with the safe capture of the cat. Council officers may be available to collect and verify the address of where the cat resides.
Traps are provided free-of-charge for residents to have use of. Council's rangers will be available to collect contained cats during business hours.
Contact us on 9217 2170 to apply for a cat trap.