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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...
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...
Nuisance pets and animals
You can discuss nuisance pet and animals issues our friendly Customer Service team on 5320 5500 or email@example.com.
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.
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.
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 Reserve Newington – Victoria Park Dog Park (Poplar Ave Newington, off Russell St) Soldiers Hill – Gregory St Reserve Black Hill – Chisholm St ...
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.
How do I register my pet?
You can register or renew your animal registration on our eServices platform or visit our Customer Service centre.
What do my rates pay for?
Your rates create a Ballarat that is prosperous, connected and thriving. They allow City of Ballarat to build roads, bridges and bikeways. They support community spaces such as sporting clubs, parks, libraries, aquatic centres, and art galleries, They allow City of Ballarat to deliver infrastructure while maintaining its existing assets. They keep the streets clean and help lost pets find their home. They su...