Dogs must be effectively kept within the boundaries of your property and should not make excessive barking or howling noises.
There are minimum standards for the housing of your dog including the removal of all faeces, the provision of water, food and shelter.
Dogs over three months of age must be registered. Desexed dogs receive registration concessions.
The registration tag must be attached to a collar that is worn around the dog's neck at all times. This tag allows immediate identification of the dog should it escape from your home. Any dog not wearing a collar with a current registration tag is considered to be an unregistered dog.
What to do if your neighbour's dog barks:
What to do if your dog barks:
There are a number of designated off-leash areas across the Fraser Coast.
Some of these areas are off-leash 24 hours a day and others are for off-leash use between 4pm and 8am.
Dogs in public places
Your dog must be on a leash, no longer than two metres, at all times when in public places unless you are in a designated dog off-leash area. This ensures the safety of both the dog and the general public.
If your family or pets have been attacked by a dog/s, please contact Council immediately.
It is an offence to allow dogs to attack or threaten to attack a person or animal.
The following dogs (including cross-breeds) are prohibited within the Council boundaries:
A working dog is usually kept on rural land and by an owner who is a primary producer (or a person engaged or employed by a primary producer) and primarily for the purpose of droving, protecting, tending or working stock. Please refer to the Animal Management (Cats & Dogs) Act 2008 for full definition.
Under the Act, working dogs are not required to be registered, however, if the owner wishes to voluntarily register their working dog, they can do so free of charge and receive a tag. Please use the current Animal Registration Form (see Downloads below).
Dogs must not wander the neighbourhood. A dog is deemed to be wandering at large if it enters another person's property or is in a public place without a person exercising effective control over the dog.
If you dog is found wandering the neighbourhood, you are liable for an on-the-spot penalty notice. Stray dogs may also be impounded.
For more information on dogs, please contact Council's Customer Service Centre on 1300 79 49 29.