Dog Management Policy Review

Dog Management Policy Review

Every five (5) years Council is required to review its Dog Management Policy under the Dog Control Act 2000. This Policy affects most of our residents in some form or another and ours is now due to be reviewed. The review will specifically focus on:

  • A code relating to responsible ownership of dogs
  • The provision of declared areas – on / off leash, prohibited and restricted areas.
  • A fee structure – for registration and licensing.
  • And any other relevant matter.

To make sure we get this right Council is creating a working group to assist us. The working group will guide Council with its consultation process, advise on declared dog areas and restrictions and guide the working group on structure of the reviewed policy position. The Terms of Reference of this group can be viewed here.

We are now seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from members of our community to be a part of this process. If you have a keen interest and passion for improving responsible dog ownership you can fill out the EOI form below or request a hard copy from our Customer Service team on (03) 6256 4777.

Expressions of Interests close Sunday 11 December 2022 

Once the working group and Council have a Draft Dog Management Policy we will be going out for community-wide feedback. Watch this page for updates.

Click here to view form.