14 October 2021

The work of animal management in Hobsons Bay is guided by a Domestic Animal Management Plan, which is developed every four years in line with state government legislation.

Throughout June and July 2021, we asked what you believe to be the important animal management issues facing our municipality and your thoughts on how we can approach them over the next four years.

Thank you to everyone who filled out a survey, attended a drop-in session, contacted us directly and provided feedback. Your contributions were all considered when drafting the plan. For a summary of what we heard, click here.

What is the Domestic Animal Management Plan?

The plan aims to promote responsible pet ownership, manage and evaluate animal safety and welfare, protect the community and the environment from nuisance cats and dogs, as well as authorise Council officer enforcement practices.

What does the plan include?

The objectives outlined in the plan are supported by a series of activities, which are designed to respond strategically to the needs of the community as a whole and meet legislative requirements.

Key elements of the Domestic Animal Management Plan include:

  • pet registration and identification
  • community education
  • responding to nuisance dogs and cats
  • animal safety and welfare
  • addressing overpopulation and high euthanasia
  • domestic animal business
  • Animal Management Officer training and resourcing
  • review and reporting of services

View the draft Domestic Animal Management Plan

The draft Domestic Animal Management Plan is now available for feedback until 5pm on Thursday 14 October 2021. Take a look at the plan below or by clicking here.

How to have your say

You are invited to share your feedback on the plan by using the submission form, sharing comments by email or in writing using the contact details below. Please note that your name and email address are required to make a submission. If you have questions or want to learn more about the project, please contact the Council officers listed on this page.

Name Cara Scott, Team Leader Governance and Animal Management
Phone 1300 179 944
Email communityengagement@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au
In writing

Mailed to Hobsons Bay City Council, PO Box 21, Altona VIC 3018. Attention: Community Engagement, Domestic Animal Management Plan