Pet registration, animals rules and more

Registration and microchipping

Pets in the municipality must be registered with Council

Lost pets

Online pet register, animal pound, what to do if you have lost a pet or found a stray

Animal pound

Location, hours and how to claim your pet


Off lead, barking, safety


Registration, nuisance, health and the law

Animals allowed

Permit information for keeping extra animals

Domestic Animal Management Plan

Domestic Animal Management Plan

A consistent approach to animal management issues throughout the municipality


Livestock, feeding livestock, food waste, pigs

General Pet Ownership

Pets play an important role in the everyday life of many Australians. Owning a pet is a life long commitment. Please consider your lifestyle and needs, as well as the needs of the animal, when choosing a pet.

View more information on deciding what pet to have in your life.

Animals and Fireworks

Fireworks can be a source of fear for many animals. Dogs become distressed by fireworks and may try to escape from their enclosure. Please take extra care of your animals during times of fireworks and thunderstorms. View tips and information about how to Care for pets during fireworks and Pets during fireworks and thunderstorms.

After Hours

For urgent matters after hours, please contact the Council on 9747 7200. You will be re-directed through to a paging service that will notify the on call ranger.

Please note that the Rangers only:

  • contained dog pickups on weekdays 5pm to 10pm, weekends 8.30am to 10pm, public holidays 9am to 10pm (dogs must be contained)
  • dog attacks anytime (call 000 in an emergency)
  • wandering livestock outside private property on or near a road or public place anytime (call 000 in an emergency)
  • sick or injured dogs or cats anytime (this does not include any wildlife – see Wildlife section below for further information)


If you see sick or injured wildlife contact Wildlife Victoria 24 hours a day on 13 000 WILDLIFE (94535).

Environment and sustainability