Impounded dogs

Dogs may be impounded if they are found wandering in public areas and City Rangers are unable to locate an owner.

To avoid your dog being impounded:

  • Contain your dog on your own property
  • Fit the dog with a collar displaying a council registration tag
  • It is recommended that a name tag with owner’s contact name and number is attached to the dogs collar.

If your dog is impounded:

  • There will be an impound fee payable prior to the release of your dog
  • If your dog is not registered or microchipped there is a requirement to have this done prior to its release
  • Penalties may also apply for an unregistered dog and a wandering dog.