On 19 December 2017 Council adopted the Domestic Animal Management Plan (DAMP) to guide Council’s policies and services for pets over the next four years. We have used a range of information to develop the Plan. This includes evaluating current Council programs/policies to understand what is working well and what could be improved, customer service data including registrations, community research to understand needs and opinions, and legislative requirements of Council under the Domestic Animals Act 1994.

Our goal for the Plan is to promote and enhance the benefits of responsible pet ownership while balancing the needs of the whole community to make Bayside a better place for all.

View the Domestic Animal Management Plan here


CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

Feedback on the draft Domestic Animal Management Plan

You are invited to provide feedback on the draft Domestic Animal Management Plan. In particular we are seeking your feedback on the seven key areas we believe will help us meet the needs of our community in relation to pets in Bayside:

  1. Animal Management officer training and development
  2. Encouraging responsible pet ownership through community education
  3. Registration and identification
  4. Compliance and enforcement
  5. Domestic Animal Businesses
  6. Managing dangerous, menacing and restricted dog breeds
  7. Over population and euthanasia.

This consultation has now concluded. Thank you for your time and comments.

Your feedback will be used to inform the development of Bayside's Domestic Animal Management Plan.