Fines & Penalties Dogs & Cats

When on a street or in a public place all dogs must be on a chain, cord or leash. Dogs found roaming the street will be impounded. Council Officers may issue on-the-spot fines to owners or persons in control of dogs for a range of offences, these offences include:

  • Unregistered dog.
  • No registration tag on the collar.
  • No ID disk on collar.
  • Not informing Council of changed ownership or address details.
  • Exercising an unmuzzled greyhound.
  • Dog in a public place not under the effective control of a competent person.
  • Dog in a prohibited place.
  • Dog defecating in a public place without removal.
  • Dog making an offensive noise.
  • Cats trespass in a Wildlife Protection Area (WPA).

Fines are set by the NSW State Government legislated for by the Companion Animals Act.

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