Download the new DAMP here

The DAMP was adopted by Council on 26 October 2021

Domestic Animal Management Plan (DAMP)

Thanks to everyone who participated in this engagement, you can read the Community Engagement Report here.

Council is required under state law to prepare and implement a Domestic Animal Management Plan. The plan outlines the services, programs and policies the Council has established, or plans to establish, to address the administration of the Domestic Animals Act 1994 (Vic), and the management of dog and cat issues in the municipal area.

A few of the key items of the DAMPlan is:

  • Promotion of responsible pet ownership
  • Minimise the risk of attack by dogs on people and animals
  • Encourage the registration and identification of dogs and cats
  • Minimise the potential for dogs and cats to create nuisance.

How to get involved

As part of the DAMP development, Council invited the community to participate in a survey. The survey has now closed.

We thank everyone for their contributions. Your participation in this project will guide the future direction of Council’s Animal Management service over the next four years. Your input is important and highly valued.

Contact Us

Do you have a question or want to learn more about this project?

Name Elaine Bugeja