Pawsome Pets, Pawsome People: Domestic Animal Management Plan

Submissions close 5pm Friday 3 December.


At the Council meeting on Tuesday 26 October 2021, Council endorsed the draft Domestic Animal Management Plan 2022-2025 (DAMP) for public exhibition.
Submissions are now open.

Thanks to more than 700 people who responded to our initial survey. We reviewed all survey responses and comments to make sure we have listened to your concerns and ideas, and developed a new action plan to address your views. View survey responses from pet owners(PDF, 534KB) and survey responses from non - pet owners(PDF, 203KB).

Please take the time to review the new draft DAMP and the new action plan which covers the next 4 years.

View the draft DAMP 

Make a submission on the draft DAMP

Submissions are welcome by 5pm on Friday 3 December.

Project background 

Every four years Surf Coast Shire Council prepares a domestic animal management plan in consultation with our community. As our community grows, so does the number of our pets who also share our homes, walkways, parks and beaches. 

Our aim is to promote and encourage responsible pet ownership, while ensuring that we all (four-legged friends included) have an enjoyable place to live and play.  The Surf Coast Shire Council Domestic Animal Management Plan 2022-2025 focuses on cats and dogs specifically, and outlines the key issues, objectives and priorities for how these will be managed.