Nuisance dogs

Last updated on 07 October 2021

Complaints process

  • The City will respond to complaints about nuisance dogs.
  • A dog is considered a nuisance by law when it persistently barks to such a degree or extent that it unreasonably interferes with the peace, comfort or convenience of any person.
  • If possible, approach your neighbour in the first instance and explain your concerns in a polite manner.
  • If this is not possible, please log a complaint below.
  • As part of a formal complaint investigation, you will be required to complete a Nuisance Dog Evidence Diary.

Anonymous requests

  • Due to the legal requirement to complete a Nuisance Dog Evidence Diary, the City is unable to investigate a nuisance dog complaint if you choose to remain anonymous.
  • Wherever possible, the City will endeavour to protect the complainant's identity.

Raise a request

  • To report a nuisance dog, please click on the button below.
  • An Officer will take action within the next 48 hours.