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Domestic Animal Management Plan 2013-2017

Knox Domestic Animal Management Plan 2013-17

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 2013-2017 Domestic Animal Management Plan at the Council meeting on 23 July 2013.

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

Have your say

Knox City Council’s Domestic Animal Management Plan is currently under review and we’d like your input. You can help us develop the framework for animal management services for the next four years through our online survey. You don’t have to be a pet owner to participate – we want input from ALL Knox residents.

Some issues you might like to consider:

  • Cat curfews
  • Compulsory de-sexing of dogs
  • Off-lead dog parks
  • Cats and dogs in the community
  • Animal welfare within Knox

Start Survey


Like to be even more involved?

Come along to one of our community consultation sessions or make a submission below:

Date: Monday 1 May 2017.
Time #1: 3:30pm - 4:45pm for Animal agencies, businesses and community groups.
Time #2: 7:00pm - 8:30pm for Community members.
Address: Knox City Council - Room 3, 511 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South.

Make a submission

For more information

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

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