Reporting of nuisance animals (barking dogs).

Complaints process

  • The City will respond to complaints about nuisance animals, for example, barking dogs.
  • A dog is considered a nuisance by law when a dog persistently barks in a manner to such a degree or extent that it unreasonably interferes with the peace, comfort or convenience of any person.
  • If possible, approach your neighbour and explain your concerns in a polite manner.
  • If this is not possible, log a complaint below.
  • As part of a formal complaint investigation, you will be required to complete a Nuisance Dog Evidence Diary.

Anonymous complaints

  • We are unable to investigate a nuisance animal complaint if you choose to remain anonymous.
  • As the investigation requires the completion of a Nuisance Dog Evidence Diary, this is not possible if you do not provide your details.

Report a nuisance animal

  • To advise the City of a nuisance animal, please report below.
  • An officer will take action within the next 48 hours.
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