Nuisance animal complaints
If you have an animal complaint such as a barking dog or a nuisance cat:
- Approach your neighbour first about your concerns
- If you cannot find a lasting solution contact the City Assist team for help on 9439 0200.
For more information, view the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries fact sheet on nuisance dogs.
Under the Dog Act 1976, the City of Kwinana may declare a dog ‘dangerous’ if it attacks, shows a tendency to attack or repeatedly threatens or chases people or animals.
Owners of dangerous or aggressive dogs must have their dog:
On a lead in public places
Muzzled in public places
Suitably confined when on the owner's property
Sterilised and registered
For more information, view the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries fact sheets on Dangerous Dogs (Declared).
The Dog Act 1976 identifies the following as restricted dog breeds:
Report a dog attack
A dog attack does not necessarily have to result in injury to be considered an attack.
Dog attacks can include:
- Biting a person or animal
- When in a public place (not private property) a dog may chase or act aggressively towards a person or animal, whilst not under proper control .
To report an attack or for further information, please contact City Assist on 9439 0200. The officers can investigate your report and take appropriate action under the Dog Act 1976.