Domestic Animal Management Plan

At Stonnington, we love our furry friends, and we are calling on our community to help us understand how we can improve our animal management.

We are preparing a new Stonnington Domestic Animal Management Plan 2021-2025 and we invite you to be involved. The Plan will provide the framework for our animal management services for the next four years.

To help us develop this plan we want to hear from our community on a number of issues. This is an opportunity for people to help inform how we progress with our animal management and improve future services for our dogs and cats.

As the plan focusses on domestic animals, many of the questions are focused on people who own or spend time around cats and dogs but there are opportunities throughout the survey to provide other feedback.

We’ll use feedback to develop a draft Domestic Animal Management Plan for endorsement by Council and further community consultation.

The aim of a Domestic Animal Management Plan is to:

  • Promote and encourage responsible pet ownership
  • Ensure that people comply with laws, regulations and legislation
  • Minimise risk of attacks by dogs on people and animals
  • Address over-population and high euthanasia rates for dogs and cats
  • Minimise the potential for dogs and cats to create a nuisance
  • Effectively identify all dangerous, menacing and restricted breed dogs
  • Encourage registration and identification of dogs and cats


Other information

Do you have a pet that you think should be registered? Find out more.

For more information on the project or pet registration, contact mvanoost@stonnington.vic.gov.au

At Stonnington, we love our furry friends, and we are calling on our community to help us understand how we can improve our animal management.

We are preparing a new Stonnington Domestic Animal Management Plan 2021-2025 and we invite you to be involved. The Plan will provide the framework for our animal management services for the next four years.

To help us develop this plan we want to hear from our community on a number of issues. This is an opportunity for people to help inform how we progress with our animal management and improve future services for our dogs and cats.

As the plan focusses on domestic animals, many of the questions are focused on people who own or spend time around cats and dogs but there are opportunities throughout the survey to provide other feedback.

We’ll use feedback to develop a draft Domestic Animal Management Plan for endorsement by Council and further community consultation.

The aim of a Domestic Animal Management Plan is to:

  • Promote and encourage responsible pet ownership
  • Ensure that people comply with laws, regulations and legislation
  • Minimise risk of attacks by dogs on people and animals
  • Address over-population and high euthanasia rates for dogs and cats
  • Minimise the potential for dogs and cats to create a nuisance
  • Effectively identify all dangerous, menacing and restricted breed dogs
  • Encourage registration and identification of dogs and cats


Other information

Do you have a pet that you think should be registered? Find out more.

For more information on the project or pet registration, contact mvanoost@stonnington.vic.gov.au

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    To help us develop our Domestic Animal Management plan we want to hear from our community on a number of issues. This is an opportunity for people to help inform how we progress with our animal management and improve future services for our dogs and cats.


    You can do this by completing our survey before Sunday 19 September.

    For more information on the project or pet registration, contact mvanoost@stonnington.vic.gov.au