Domestic Animal Management Plan 2017-2021

Consultation has concluded

Following a community survey and stakeholder consultation late last year, Mitchell Shire Council has developed a new Domestic Animal Management Plan, which has now been adopted.

Domestic Animal Management Plans are legislated and must be developed by all Councils across Victoria.

The plan outlines three key focus areas for Council over the next four years:

  • Improvements to Council’s pound facilities to cater for growth
  • Investigation of mandatory de-sexing of cats and a dusk to dawn cat curfew
  • Investigation of an on-leash dog policy, including the possibility of fenced off-leash areas

A range of secondary focus areas are also identified in the plan including:

  • Increasing animal registration and microchipping numbers
  • Reducing dogs wandering at large
  • Refined temperament testing of dogs and cats to increase rehoming and adoptions from the pound
  • Developing a 10-point guide for new pet owners


Following a community survey and stakeholder consultation late last year, Mitchell Shire Council has developed a new Domestic Animal Management Plan, which has now been adopted.

Domestic Animal Management Plans are legislated and must be developed by all Councils across Victoria.

The plan outlines three key focus areas for Council over the next four years:

  • Improvements to Council’s pound facilities to cater for growth
  • Investigation of mandatory de-sexing of cats and a dusk to dawn cat curfew
  • Investigation of an on-leash dog policy, including the possibility of fenced off-leash areas

A range of secondary focus areas are also identified in the plan including:

  • Increasing animal registration and microchipping numbers
  • Reducing dogs wandering at large
  • Refined temperament testing of dogs and cats to increase rehoming and adoptions from the pound
  • Developing a 10-point guide for new pet owners


  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Make a submission

    Last year, we asked the community to help us identify key areas about pet ownership.  

    Council has developed a new draft Domestic Animal Management Plan and we want you to take a look and let us know what you think.

    Domestic Animal Management Plans are legislated and must be developed by all Councils across Victoria.

    How to lodge your submission:

    To make an online submission complete the form below.

    To make a hard copy submission, please download, print and return the submission form by the due date.

    Completed submissions:

    Submissions need to be received by 5pm on Wednesday 23 May

    Last year, we asked the community to help us identify key areas about pet ownership.  

    Council has developed a new draft Domestic Animal Management Plan and we want you to take a look and let us know what you think.

    Domestic Animal Management Plans are legislated and must be developed by all Councils across Victoria.

    How to lodge your submission:

    To make an online submission complete the form below.

    To make a hard copy submission, please download, print and return the submission form by the due date.

    Completed submissions:

    Submissions need to be received by 5pm on Wednesday 23 May 2018.

    Submissions can be sent by mail, email or dropped off at a Customer and Library Service Centre.

    MAIL (no stamp required)

    Mitchell Shire Council Domestic Animal Management Plan
    Reply Paid 70358
    113 High Street
    Broadford, VIC, 3658
     
    EMAIL

    petregistration@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au

    IN PERSON

    You can also drop completed submissions in to our Customer and Library Service Centres at the following locations:

    Broadford: 13 High Street, Broadford
    Kilmore: 12 Sydney Street, Kilmore
    Seymour: 125 Anzac Avenue, Seymour
    Wallan: 9/81-99 High Street (Wellington Square), Wallan

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    Consultation has concluded
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Consultative Committee Expressions of Interest

    Want to help with the implementation of the Domestic Animal Management Plan?

    Council is looking for passionate community members to help form a Domestic Animal Management Plan Consultative Committee.

    We are currently seeking expressions of interest.

    Want to help with the implementation of the Domestic Animal Management Plan?

    Council is looking for passionate community members to help form a Domestic Animal Management Plan Consultative Committee.

    We are currently seeking expressions of interest.

    Consultation has concluded