If a dog in a neighbouring property is too noisy and unreasonably disturbs you, it is suggested that you first make contact with the dog owner to alert them that their dog is causing a nuisance. The dog owner may not be aware of the problem if the dog is only barking when they are not home. You may be able to help them identify why the dog is barking.

If you do lodge a report with us, we will contact the dog owner and provide information to reduce the barking. We will also make observations to determine the extent of the barking and may ask you to keep a diary for a few weeks to record the frequency of the dog barking. Other neighbours may be contacted to see if the barking is causing an unreasonable disturbance for them.

If the barking persists and is deemed to be unreasonable, we may proceed with legal action to address the dog barking.

To report a barking dog issue use our online service request form or call us 9840 9333.

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