Report a dog attack
It's important to report dog attacks to Council.
A dog attack can include any incident where a dog rushes at, attacks, bites, harasses or chases a person or animal (other than vermin), even if there is no injury caused to the animal or person.
Step 1: Contact us
Call us on 5366 7100 as soon as possible if you or your pet is attacked by a dog. Otherwise, we have Council Officers on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist. If you are calling outside of business hours, call 5366 7100 and select option 1 animal control.
Step 2: Record the details
Make a record of everything relevant about the dog attack, including:
- time of the attack
- location (nearest residential address or exact park location)
- description of the dog and owner
- taking photos of any injuries
- keeping copies of any records from your doctor or vet.
Step 3: Assessment and response
The Council Officer will make an assessment and respond within 24 hours to discuss appropriate action.
We take reported dog attacks very seriously and responds immediately.
CONTACT US TO REPORT A DOG ATTACK