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. The contact phone number for the Burnie Dogs Home is (03) 6431 6199. All impounded dogs are subject to an impounding fee of $10.00 and a daily maintenance fee of $15.00.
Due to new laws all dogs must be under effective control at all times. Please also refer to signage in designated off leash and dog exercise areas. If you are unsure please contact Council's Animal Control Officer 6443 8333.
The Council also maintains a pound at East Wynyard to accommodate straying stock.
There are a number of restrictions over summer as part of Council's Dog Management Policy.
These apply from 1 December to 28 February each year.
The following areas have been declared as restricted, prohibited, or exercise areas under the Dog Control Act 2000. These areas are signposted for easy reference, as follows:
Before 10:00am and after 6:00pm
No dogs allowed at any time
Dogs allowed to be taken at any time.
(Dogs may be exercised off leash, under effective control)
RESTRICTED BEACHES INCLUDE:
PROHIBITED BEACHES INCLUDE:
EXERCISE BEACHES INCLUDE:
Dog owners are advised to take a plastic bag with them when walking on the beach to clean up any faeces left by their dog. Dogs must be under effective control whenever in a public place.
Maps of designated dog beaches may be obtained from Customer Service Staff at the Waratah-Wynyard Council Chambers or by clicking here.
Theses details are also contained in Council's Designated Dog Beaches brochure, which is available below.
Due to new dog laws, all dogs must be under effective control at all times.
The Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and the Environment has implemented new cat management laws and regulations which came into effect in Tasmania on 1 July 2012.
As part of the new laws cat owners are:
More information is available by clicking here