Nuisance, Stray and Feral Animals

Animal Nuisance

Transport Canberra and City Services

An animal nuisance exists if the keeping or behaviour of an animal results in damage to property owned by a person other than the keeper, excessive noise, or danger to the health of an animal or a person other than the keeper.

Domestic Animal Services

Transport Canberra and City Services

Find information on lost, found and impounded dogs, dog registration, infringements, dog and cat laws, dog care tips, fees and charges and domestic animal and animal welfare legislation in the ACT. Report dogs excessive barking, also information on breeding licences and requirements.

Keeping a Dangerous Dog

Transport Canberra and City Services

A dangerous dog is a dog that the Registrar of Dogs, located in Domestic Animal Services, has declared to be dangerous (usually because of attacking behaviour) or a dog that has been declared dangerous in another State or Territory.

Keeping Poultry in the ACT

Health Directorate

Legislation regarding poultry is administered by the Health Protection service. Detailed information on keeping poultry in residential areas, including hygiene. Noise complaints should be directed to Domestic Animal Services.

Living with Magpies

Transport Canberra and City Services

For most of the year magpies are a wonderful feature of life in the bush capital. Their distinctive chortling sounds can help lift our spirits whilst their ability to consume vast quantities of insects, particularly damaging lawn scarab grubs, make them a welcome visitor to our gardens.



Find out about the RSPCA's main functions, history, education, animal shelter, inspectorate, funding, and membership. Also hosts a 'Pets in the shelter' and a 'Lost and found' database.

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