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Responsible pet ownership
You can keep up to two dogs and up to two cats. Animals kept on farm land are exempt. See pages 27-28 of the Community Local Law 2017 for details. Submit an Excess Animals Application to apply for a permit to keep more pets than listed above.
A new Regional Animal Facility in Ballarat
City of Ballarat’s vision for a new fully-compliant animal shelter is on the cusp of being realised with the announcement that the Victorian Government has earmarked $11.5 million in its 2022/23 State Budget to deliver the project.
Nuisance pets and animals
You can discuss nuisance pet and animals issues our friendly Customer Service team on 5320 5500 or email@example.com.
The Ballarat Animal Shelter is taking appointments between 10am and 3pm Monday to Friday for adoptions and to pick up your lost pet. For Ballarat’s pound service (picking up your lost pet) call 5334 2075 to make an appointment to collect your pet. If you find a lost cat or dog call the City of Ballarat’s Customer Service team on 5320 5500 to ask for help from an Animal Ranger. You can call the Ballarat A...
The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) looks after wildlife in Victoria. Find contact information for DELWP here if you have found sick, injured or orphaned wildlife.
Pests and pest control
Pests are non-native animals and insects that can affect your property, and enjoyment of our city.
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.
Registering your pet helps us reunite you with your pet if they are picked up or get out unexpectedly.
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.