Councils

As a dog owner it’s vital that you keep up with your responsibilities. These are fairly straightforward but vary slightly between councils.

NSW legislation requires all dog owners to:

1.     Microchip a dog before it is re-homed or before the dog is 12 weeks of age (whichever comes first)
2.     Lifetime Register your dog at 6 months of age and attach a collar and identification tag
3.     3. Leash your dog when in a public place and make sure the dog is under effective control at all times
4.     4. Pick up your dog waste
5.     5. Ensure your dog does not attack a person or other animal
6.     Make sure your dog does not enter food consumption areas, wildlife protection areas, school or child playgrounds or within 10 metres of child playground equipment or any other place which Council has made a prohibited area to dogs
Follow these links to find out what your local council requires of you and your mates

Warringah

Warringah’s Companion Animal Information

Manly

Manly’s Companion Animal Information

Pittwater

Pittwater’s Companion Animal Information

Willougbhy

Dog Ownership

Ku-ring-gai

Tips for dog owners