We receive numerous complaints about noisy pets from annoyed neighbours, especially about dogs that bark excessively.
While it is acceptable for a dog to bark to warn of an intruder, owners must train their dog not to bark at normal movement or noises such as passers-by, vehicles and animals near the property.
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 stop it.
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.
If you fail to fix your animal's noise problem, you may:
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 remove it.
Traps are provided free-of-charge and Council's rangers will collect again during business hours.
Contact us on 9217 2170 to apply for a cat trap.