Animal Management Plan

Please read the Animal Management Plan, a guide to the City of Darwin By-laws.

For all animal enquiries please call 89300 600. City of Darwin has a fulltime Animal Education Officer to advise and help you be responsible for your pets.

City of Darwin's 'Animal Management Plan’ regulates dogs and cats in Darwin.

Pets are an important part of Darwin’s lifestyle and are more often than not loved members of our family. They bring many benefits to us as owners and can dramatically improve our quality of life. However owning a pet is also a large responsibility that should not be taken lightly. Managing pets within Darwin is complex.

In approaching this task Council has to consider many aspects, including the benefits of pet ownership and the health and wellbeing of residents.

Council has developed a comprehensive Animal Management Plan to act as a practical guide outlining how Council manages our pets, principally our dogs and cats, within Darwin.

The Animal Management Plan is designed not only to help animal owners to clearly understand their responsibilities but for members of the public to understand Council’s role and the processes it must follow.