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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. Requirement to contain with appropriate fencing Under the Domestic Animals Act 1994, dog owners are required to ensure that their dogs are securely contained to the property at all times, unl...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
Ballarat cats find their furever homes
The Ballarat Animal Shelter’s recent cat drive saw 10 cats find their purrfect new furever families. The initiative sparked much community interest and as such the drive has been extended through to the end of September. The Ballarat Animal Shelter has almost reached capacity for appointments this week, but the shelter will re-open Monday 26 September for the community to make a booking to meet their new fluffy friend. All...
Be Kind Be Connected
Welcome to our page, Be Kind— Be Connected, designed specifically for our casual and volunteer workforce. This platform will provide you with access to up-to-date information, helpful resources and tools to keep you connected with us. We will continue to communicate with you on this platform and encourage you to view the site regularly. Please call the People and Culture team on 5320 5699 or email peopleandcultu...