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Domestic Animal Management Plan

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Council is preparing its new Domestic Animal Management Plan and is seeking input from members of the Golden Plains community. Thank you to everyone who completed Council's Domestic Animal Management Plan Survey.



Under the Victorian Government’s Domestic Animals Act (1994), every Council in Victoria must prepare a domestic animal management plan every four years.

A Domestic Animal Management Plan is a Council document that focuses on the management of dogs and cats, and outlines the key issues, objectives and priorities for how they will be managed. The aim of a Domestic Animal Management Plan is to promote responsible pet ownership and the welfare of cats and dogs in the community, while protecting the community and environment from pet-related nuisances.

Engagement Update

Engagement Update: 

To help guide the new Plan, community members were able to complete the Domestic Animal Management Plan Survey from 23 August to 13 September, 2021. The survey was available to be completed online, or by downloading the survey and returning it by email or by mail.

What Happens Next

What Happens Next: 

Council will use the survey results to inform its Draft Domestic Animal Management Plan, to be adopted by December 2021. 


23 August 2021

Survey Opens

13 September 2021

Survey Closes

September/October 2021

Draft Domestic Animal Management Plan created

Late November 2021

Final Domestic Animal Management Plan adopted by Council

Contact Information

Matthew Sims
Coordinator Community Safety
5220 7111
Project Category: 
Community Safety
Last Updated: 
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Project Status: 
Updated Project
Golden Plains Shire Council is preparing its new Domestic Animal Management Plan.

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Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.