Responsible Pet Ownership

Published on 03 November 2017

People walking dogs on Lake Benalla

Is a pet part of your household? Do you know people with pets? Would you like to contribute to what is responsible pet ownership in Benalla Rural City?

Under the Domestic Animals Act 1994, the Domestic Animal Management Plan (DAMP) guides how domestic animals are managed within Benalla Rural City. The plan includes pet registration, effective control of dogs in public areas, micro chipping and desexing.

The Draft Domestic Animal Management Plan is now available for review at the Customer Service Centre, 1 Bridge Street, Benalla or at If you would like to have your say, submissions need to be lodged with the Council by 5pm on Wednesday 22 November 2017.