According the Section 38 of the Dog Act, a dog must not cause a nuisance by barking.

Excessive barking is one of the most common complaints reported to the Town. Barking is monotonous and repetitive and is a sound that few people can tolerate for any length of time. Some dog owners have difficulty in believing that their dogs bark excessively because dogs usually bark when owners are out and are not barking when owners are home.

If you experience a barking problem try & consult with the owners of the dog as they are most likely unaware of the barking. If the problem persists please call Ranger Services on 9158 9300 to report the problem & download our barking dog information sheet & diary here.

Ranger Services may take action against the dog owner if at least three people from at least two different properties are affected by the noise and are willing to declare that in writing (and in court if need be).

Stray & Wondering Dogs & Cats

Call 9158 9300 so Rangers can assist.