You must register your dogs and cats with Council.
Pet registration information
Surf Coast Shire's Cat Curfew is in force. Cats within the Shire, except the rural zone, must be confined to the owners' premises between 8pm and 6am daily.
More on the cat curfew
It’s frustrating when you have dog in the neighbourhood that barks a lot. Talk to your neighbours before talking to Council.
Report a barking dog
Dog friendly beaches
There are places in the shire where you can walk your dog, on and off lead, throughout the year.
Where to walk your dogs
If you see livestock wandering on roads please contact our rangers by calling our main number (5261 0600) 24 hours a day.
Visit our Injured wildlife and pest animals page for information on helping injured natives, pets or managing pest animals.
For more information on how to pay, view or object to infringement notices, view our Infringement notices page.
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