Possible service delays

Please note that due to the current impacts of staff illnesses in some areas of our business, it may take longer for us to respond to some requests and you may experience longer-than-usual wait times. We apologise for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience and understanding. You can click this link to report an issue online. >


  • All dogs must be kept contained to their owner's property (in accordance with Section 25 of the Domestic Animals Act 1994). This means your yard must have a closed gate and fence that your dog can't jump, or get under or through.
  • Dogs must be kept on a leash when in a public place, except if in a designated off leash dog park
  • Please report any issues with dogs to us, including a dog attack or rush to a person or animal, dogs barking too much or barking throught the night, or dangerous or possible restricted breed dogs. 
  • Visitors must have safe access to your front door without being stopped by your dog.
  • If your dog wanders you may be given an official warning or a fine. Wandering dogs may be taken to the pound. 
  • If your dog rushes at or chases someone, you could be fined, and we may have to declare your dog to be a menacing dog. This means you may have to leash and muzzle it in public, and you will need to microchip it. 
  • Here are our top tips to help you manage your dog's behaviour when you return to work

Please click on the links below to report dogs that: 

Use the animals service request form to report dogs that: 


Contact our Compliance Services Team
Ph: 1300 787 624
Email: mail@cardinia.vic.gov.au

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