Fines

If you lose your dog or cat and we pick it up, we won't charge you a fine for the first offence if your dog is registered with Benalla Rural City Council. If it's not the first offence, the release fee is $112 for the second offence and $230 thereafter. 

This table shows the current schedule of fines:

Offence

Fine

Failure to register your dog or cat with the Council

$330

Failure to renew dog or cat registration with the Council

$330

Dog not securely confined to owners' premises - day

$248

Dog not securely confined to owners' premises - night

$330

Cat not securely confined to owners' premises

$83

Dog or cat causing a nuisance

$83

Dog or cat not wearing Council registration tag

$83

Dog rushing or chasing any person

$165

Non-serious injury caused by dog attack

$413