Report a nuisance animal
What should you report to Council?
You can report pets that trespass on another person's property or creates disturbing noises. This could be a dog found wandering outside the owner's property, a cat trapped in a neighbouring property, or a dog that barks continually. You should immediately report animals that cause injury or endanger the health of another animal or person.
You can also report owners who do not:
- comply with on and off lead rules
- clean up after their dog
- comply with domestic animal restrictions
- look after their pets well
- feed or encourage the presence of feral or stray animals.
Note - for wildlife issues, please contact the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning on 13 61 86.
What information should you include?
- A description of animal, including breed (if known), colour and any markings
- The precise details of what happened
- The time and duration of the incident/s
- The location of the incident or animal
- The name and address of the owner
- Any aggravating circumstances, such as injuries
You can report an animal or owner by submitting an online request
Make a request