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Nuisance Cats & Dogs


Noise nuisance

If you experience unwanted noise such as excessive barking or other problems associated with dogs or cats in your local neighbourhood, there are a number of things you can do.

The first measure is to try and resolve the problem amicably. Often, the cat or dog owner may not be aware that their pet is causing a problem and may be more than happy to make changes for the benefit of all parties.

Owners should search for the cause and take immediate action to improve the situation. Research the needs of your pets breed, consider obedience classes, increase exercise and the time that you spend with your pet. Helpful advice and assistance can be obtained from dog trainers and veterinarians.

A Nuisance Order may be issued if your pet is found to be repeatedly:

  • Roaming the neighbourhood
  • Making a noise
  • Defecating on other peoples property
  • Chasing a person, animal or vehicle
  • Causing damage to property.

Please visit our noise nuisance page for more information.

Nuisance dogs

Council can give advice or follow up on issues such as:

  • Dog attacks
  • Barking dogs
  • Lost dogs
  • Defecating dogs
  • Roaming dogs
  • Found dogs.

Nuisance cats

A nuisance cat is defined as a cat which makes a noise that persistently occurs or continues to such a degree or extent that it unreasonably interferes with the peace, comfort or convenience of any person in any premises. The person in charge and/or owner is liable for any nuisance associated with the cat.

Council also deals with issues such as:

  • Lost cats
  • Roaming cats
  • Defecating cats
  • Found cats.

For further information or to complete an online customer request form, refer to the Customer Service page or phone Council's Customer Services team on 9911 6555.