Keep your dog under control
A dog that is in a public place must be under the effective control of a competent person by means of an adequate cord or leash.
Register your dog
Dogs are required to be registered after six months of age.
Microchipping (performed for a fee by your local vet) is a pre-requisite to registration and is required from 12 weeks of age, or at the time of sale if this occurs before 12 weeks of age.
Pick up dog droppings
You should always carry bags with you to pick up your dog's droppings.
The owner of a dog that defecates in a public place must immediately remove the dog’s faeces and properly dispose of them.
Barking dogs can cause severe disturbances to local residents. Where Council receives multiple ongoing complaints about a barking dog the animal may be declared a nuisance.
Further barking events may result in a $220 penalty.
Dog owners are advised that any Penalty Infringement Notices issued by Council are processed and recovered by the NSW Police Service SEINS system.
Dealing with barking dogs
Significant fines may be imposed on an offending dog that commits any of the following offences :
- rushing at
- chasing any person or animal