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Ballarat Animal Shelter
The Ballarat Animal Shelter is a safe haven for thousands of lost, surrendered, abandoned or mistreated animals as well as those caught up in emergency events each year.
Registering a domestic animal business
Under current legislation, all domestic animal businesses must be registered with the City of Ballarat. Domestic animal businesses include: animal pounds operated by the City of Ballarat or a City of Ballarat contractor breeding businesses (cats and/or dogs) training for dogs and cats pet shops animal (welfare) shelters dog/cat rearing/breeding premises.
Ballarat Animal Shelter | ourballarat winter 2021
The City of Ballarat is calling for government support to build a new Animal Shelter. As one of our broader government advocacy projects, a purpose-built shelter will boost animal welfare.
Nuisance pets and animals
You can discuss nuisance pet and animals issues our friendly Customer Service team on 5320 5500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Responsible pet ownership
As a pet owner, it is your responsibility to provide proper and sufficient food, drink, and shelter for your pet and ensure you seek veterinary or other appropriate attention or treatment if your pet requires it. City of Ballarat Animal Management Officers are authorised under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986 to investigate alleged matters of cruelty within the municipality. Warnings, infringements, and prosecutions c...
Ballarat Animal Shelter calls for animal foster carers
The Ballarat Animal Shelter is calling on residents to provide a temporary home to the dogs and cats in the shelter through its foster care program. Foster carers provide temporary care for an animal while the shelter finds a suitable long-term home for them. The temporary care could be as short as a few days or as long as a few months, depending on the capacity of the foster carer. While some animals thrive at the animal shelte...
Supporting our tourism sector
Never before will Ballarat’s ‘visiting friends and relatives travel market’ be more relevant than when Victoria comes out of restrictions. That’s when our local residents will be encouraged to extend a lifeline to our tourism attractions in a show of solidarity and support.
You can exercise your dog in an off-leash area but must maintain effective control. Discover off-leash areas on the map below.The City of Ballarat has 11 off-leash dog areas:Wendouree – CE Brown Reserve Dog Park (Dowling St)Wendouree – Pioneer Park (Ring Rd)Alfredton – Cuthberts Road ReserveNewington – Victoria Park Dog Park (Poplar Ave Newington, off Russell St)Soldiers Hill – Gregory St ReserveBlack Hill – Chisholm St ReserveBuninyong – Birdwoo...
Registering your pet is a mandatory requirement under the Domestic Animals Act 1994. Apart from being a state legislated, pet registration helps us reunite you with your pet if they are picked up or get out unexpectedly and assists with data collection and how to increase responsible pet ownership throughout our community. All pets must be microchipped to be registered. If your pet is not microchipped- please get in contact with your local vet.