ANIMAL CONTROL

Declared areas have been agreed to by Council and other public land managers throughout the municipality.  The maps below show the locations where dogs are allowed off lead, on lead or are prohibited at different times throughout the year for the various places.  Responsible dog management will ensure that these areas are enjoyed by everyone. 

In certain public areas your dog must be on a lead at all times these include Pedestrian Walking Tracks, Roads, Footpaths and Cycleways. 

Unfortunately, non compliance will lead to infringements being issued which is not our desired outcome.

Bicheno

Coles Bay / Swanwick

Cressy, Spiky, Kelvedon & Mayfield Beaches

Little Swanport / Boltons Beach

Nine Mile Beach

Orford

Rheban Beach

Spring Bay, Triabunna, Barton Avenue

Swansea

Dog Management Policy 2014-2019

Dog Control Act 2000 click here

Dog Control Regulations 2010 click here

Our fenced dog exercise areas are a designated public area that’s been set aside for dog owners to legally exercise, play and socialise with their dog’s off-leash in a secure environment.

The area is fully enclosed and fenced.  Dog owners are required to pick up their dog’s faeces at all times.

Current Dog Exercise Areas within Glamorgan Spring Bay Municipality are:

Buckland      Buckland Cricket Ground, East Street

Orford           Orford Recreation Ground, Rheban Road

Swansea       The Esplanade, Waterloo point

Swanwick     Swanwick Recreation Ground, Kunzea Circuit

Triabunna    Recreation Ground, Melbourne Street

The Wildlife Management Branch of NRE manage the Injured and Orphaned native wildlife program

Wildlife Services
GPO Box 44
HOBART TAS 7001
Phone: 03 6165 4305
Email: Wildlife.Services@nre.tas.gov.au

 

If you are aware of any injured or orphaned native wildlife please contact the team on (03) 6165 4305

https://nre.tas.gov.au/wildlife-management/caring-for-wildlife/injured-and-orphaned-wildlife

Bonorong Wildlife Rescue is a privately run, volunteer-based rescue service operating Tasmania-wide

Contact Bonorong Wildlife Rescue on 0447 2​64 625 (all hours)

These four steps will increase the chances of successful release back into the wild:
  • Keep the animal is a warm, dark and quiet place
  • Do not feed it anything (this can do more harm than good)
  • Keep handling to a minimum
  • Keep away from people and domestic animals​

If there is an animal that appears to be seriously injured or compromised, it is appropriate to seek urgent medical attention from the nearest Veterinary practice that will accept wildlife (some do not). In these circumstances, it may mean that the animal is euthanised to prevent further pain and suffering.

In the event you have any visiting snakes requiring removal and relocation please phone:

Chris Daly

Reptile Rescue Incorporated  

0499 116 690

www.reptilerescue.org.au

A minimum $50.00 fee will apply to cover volunteers costs for travel, equipment and training.

In the event of snakebite, immediately apply a pressure immobilisation bandage to the bitten limb and call 000. Monitor the patient, keep the patient calm and still, and apply CPR and treat for shock if or where appropriate.

Cat Management – Domestic Cats / Stray Cats

The Glamorgan Spring Bay Council is not adequately resourced to assist with on-ground Cat issues within our Municipality.

Council staff cannot assist with cat trapping of any kind nor are we able to assist with the transportation of cats to a Cat Management Facility, this is the sole responsibility of those who engage in cat trapping.

 

Please be aware that it is prohibited to seek or undertake the humane destruction of any cat unless you are a Primary Producer and in accordance with S.17A of the Cat Management Act 2009.

 

Please read TassiCat’s Guidelines for trapping a cat in urban and peri-urban areas if you are considering trapping a cat.

Prior to the commencement of any trapping, you must contact your closest Cat Management Facility to make the appropriate arrangements for surrendering Cats & Kittens.

 

There are three registered Cat Management Facilities in Tasmania

RSPCA Tasmania
Phone: 6709 8100
https://www.rspcatas.org.au/contact

 

Ten Lives 
12 Selfs Point Rd, Newtown
Phone: 6278 2111

https://tenlives.com.au/welfare/trapping-cats/

 

Just Cats Tasmania
20 Cavalry Rd, Mowbray
Phone: 6388 9202

https://www.justcats.org.au/trapping-cats

 

Cat management facilities are a key community resource to manage unwanted and stray cats

What services do cat management facilities offer?

  • Surrender of unwanted or stray cats
  • Assistance with the return of microchipped cats to their owners
  • Adoption or re-homing of cats and kittens
  • Desexing, microchipping, and veterinary services for adopted cats
  • Cat management facilities may also receive surrendered cats from people controlling cats on their private land.

 

TassieCat

TassieCat was established in July 2018 through funding from the Tasmanian Government. It is a state-wide joint initiative to promote and facilitate responsible cat ownership in the Tasmanian community through partnerships with local government and key stakeholders.

TassieCat encourages all Tasmanians to become responsible cat owners. They provide expert advice and useful resources to help you keep your cat safe, healthy and happy while protecting our wildlife and our communities.

https://www.tassiecat.com

 

Further information relating to Responsible Cat Management in Tasmania is also available on the Department of Natural Resources & Environment Tasmania (NRE Tas) website

https://nre.tas.gov.au/invasive-species/responsible-cat-ownership

 

Legislation

To access the Cat Management Act 2009

https://www.legislation.tas.gov.au/view/html/inforce/current/act-2009-089

 

 

 

Cat Management – Feral Cats

The Glamorgan Spring Bay Council is not adequately resourced to assist with on-ground Feral Cat issues within our Municipality.

Council staff cannot assist with cat trapping of any kind nor are we able to assist with the transportation of cats to a Cat Management Facility, this is the sole responsibility of those who engage in cat trapping.

 

Please be aware that it is prohibited to seek or undertake the humane destruction of any cat unless you are a Primary Producer and in accordance with S.17A of the Cat Management Act 2009.

 

For advice on Feral Cat Management in Tasmania, contact the Department of Natural Resources & Environment Tasmania’s, Invasive Species Branch on 03 6165 3777, or visit their website at:

https://nre.tas.gov.au/invasive-species/invasive-animals/invasive-mammals/feral-cats