Nuisance animals

Nuisance animals are defined in the Domestic Animals Act 1994.

The Domestic Animals Act 1994 defines a nuisance animal as one that:

  • injures or endangers the health of any person or
  • creates a noise, by excessively barking or otherwise, which persistently occurs or continues to such a degree or extent that it unreasonably interferes with the peace, comfort or convenience of other people in any other premises

If you're affected by an animal creating a nuisance and you feel comfortable you may want to first contact the owner and advise them of your concerns.

If this doesn't resolve the issue, contact Councils Animal Management Unit for advice or assistance.






Page last updated: Tuesday, 2 October 2018

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