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Domestic Animal Management Plan 2017-2021

Domestic Animal Management Plan

The Domestic Animals Act 1994 requires all Councils in Victoria to develop a Domestic Animal Management (DAM) Plan. The plan is for a four year period and is reviewed annually.

Knox City Council adopted the 2017-2021 Domestic Animal Management Plan at the Council meeting on 22 January 2018.

View the adopted Plan: 2017-2021 Domestic Animal Management Plan.

Purpose of the Plan

The purpose of the Domestic Animal Management Plan is to provide a strategic framework that delivers policy direction and an action plan for domestic animal management practices throughout the municipality.

The Plan has been developed in accordance with the guiding principals of the Act. It has been developed following an extensive consultation process over a twelve month period.

The plan is based on a number of themes identified within the Act:

  • Training of Authorised Officers
  • Registration and Identification
  • Nuisance
  • Dog Attacks
  • Dangerous, Menacing and Restricted Breed Dogs
  • Overpopulation and High Euthanasia
  • Domestic Animal Businesses
  • Other Matters

For more information

If you would like more information about the Domestic Animal Management Plan please contact the Community Laws Department on 9298 8000.

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