Under the Domestic Animals Act 1994, all Victorian councils are required to develop a Domestic Animal Management Plan which is renewed every four years.
The purpose of the plan is to manage issues relating to the welfare of domestic animals, namely cats and dogs.
The Domestic Animal Management Plan 2013-2017 (pdf, 3.6MB), (accessible word version, 1MB), was endorsed in May 2013. It outlines the services and strategies we intend to pursue and includes activities which will:
- encourage the registration of dogs and cats
- promote and educate responsible pet ownership
- minimise the potential for domestic animals to create a nuisance
- minimise the risk of dog attacks on people and animals
- manage dangerous, menacing and restricted breed dogs
- monitor and address overpopulation and euthanasia rates
For more information, please contact our Local Laws team on 9243 8888.