Animal Control



Council has developed and implemented a Dog Management Policy and relevant staff oversee its operation. Stray dogs are impounded and cared for at the Burnie Dogs Home under a Service Agreement with the Tasmanian Canine Defence League. All impounded dogs are subject to an impounding fee and a daily maintenance fee of $30.00. Take Note: Infringement charges may also apply (depending on the number of offences), which are detailed here.  The contact phone number for the Burnie Dogs Home is (03) 6431 6199.  The Council also maintains a pound in East Wynyard to accommodate livestock.

There are a number of restrictions as part of Council's Dog Management Policy and these details are contained in Council's Designated Dog Beaches Brochure, which is available below:

Dog Restriction Beach Brochure(915 kb)

Council's Dog Management Policy, Code of Responsible Dog Ownership, Declared Dog Areas and Dog Registration Forms can be found by following the relevant link below:

Dog Management Policy(78 kb)

Application for Registration of Dog 2019-2020(137 kb)

Application for Kennel Licence 2019-2020(39 kb)

Code for Responsible Dog Ownership (2017)(566 kb)

Declared Dog Area(793 kb)

Change of Dog Ownership Details(422 kb)

Excessive Barking(265 kb)


If you require any further inforfmation, please contact Council's Animal Control Officer on 6443 8333. 



Responsible Cat Ownership

From 1 July 2012, cat management laws apply throughout Tasmania.

If you own, acquire, breed or sell a cat these new measures affect you.



The Cat Management Act 2009 and Cat Management Regulations 2012:

  • Aim to promote the welfare and responsible ownership, including desexing and microchipping, of domestic cats;
  • Allow for the humane handling and control of unidentified, stray and feral cats;
  • Reduce the negative effects of cats on the environment.


Information is available from the Invasive Species Branch, Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment – website:

More information is available here

Cat control is currently not a function in the Waratah Wynyard Council Municipal Area – however cats can be taken to the following Cat management facilities:

RSPCA Launceston RSPCA Hobart RSPCA Devonport   Hobart Cat Centre
63 Remount Road 553 Pass Road 108 Tarleton Road 12 Selfs Point Road
Mowbray   7248 Mornington   7018 Spreyton   7310 New Town   7005
Ph 6332 8282 Ph 6244 3033 Ph 6427 2566  Ph 6278 2111

Should you require someone to pick up a restrained cat, or wish to surrender a cat please contact North West Animal and Pest Control on 6426 1116, who will pick up the cat for a fee.

Waratah Wynyard Council
21 Saunders Street : PO Box 168, Wynyard TAS 7325
Phone (03) 6443 8333 : Fax (03) 6443 8383 : Email:
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