Animal Management Forms

Nuisance Animals

We understand some animals can pose more of a nuisance than others, as they annoy not only the neighbours but the community. While investigations into these animals can be lengthy and difficult to resolve, the Council must determine and document the level of nuisance before investigating further.

In the first instance, when a complaint is made about nuisance caused by an animal, we will contact that animal owner and make them aware of the complaint and provide them an opportunity to resolve it themselves. If after this period the alleged nuisance has not been resolved, you will be issued with a nuisance animal form. You may be required to complete the form for a minimum of 7 days and return that form to us so that we can document and assess the level of nuisance before we investigate any further.