Under the Domestic Animals Act 1994, every Victorian local government must prepare a plan outlining how it will manage dogs and cats within its municipal boundaries.

The Domestic Animal Management Plan (DAMP) identifies how Council will:

  • help pets, pet owners and the general community to live together
  • protect the environment and local wildlife from the negative impacts of dogs and cats
  • balance the needs of those who own pets with those who do not
  • address animal management welfare and legal issues
  • promote responsible pet ownership
  • improve the experience of animal ownership.

We are seeking community feedback on an array of domestic animal-related topics and issues, which will help us better understand what the community perceives as the most pressing pet issues, acknowledge what the community feels is currently working well and distinguish what aspects of animal management need further improvement.

Your feedback will help shape the Domestic Animal Management Plan 2022 - 25 to reflect both the Victorian Government's broader objectives as well as our own community's needs.


This community consultation will be open for a period of six weeks, running from 12 March - 23 April 2021.

During this time, members of the community are encouraged to leave their feedback in one of the following ways:

  • Complete the online survey below,

Have Your Say

Please complete this survey. The survey will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete.

  • Pick up a hard copy survey at our Corio, Drysdale or Geelong (Brougham St) customer service centres
  • Attend a pop-up face-to-face engagement at one of our high use recreational areas, pending COVID-19 restrictions (details to be confirmed)

The personal information requested on this form is being collected by City of Greater Geelong for the purpose of the Domestic Animal Management Plan 2022-2025 or any other directly related purpose. If the personal information is not collected, we may not be able to contact you for further questions or solutions.

Your personal information will not be disclosed, except as required to do so by law. Our privacy policy is available on our website. If you wish to alter any of the personal information you have supplied to City of Greater Geelong, please contact us by sending an email to privacy@geelongcity.vic.gov.au.