Draft Companion Animal Policy

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Consultation has concluded

Cumberland City Council has drafted a Companion Animal Policy.

Council values pet ownership, the welfare of pets and, is committed to encouraging responsible pet ownership to benefit the entire community.

This policy recognises that effective management of domestic pets needs a balanced approach. It acknowledges the significant social and health benefits of pet ownership.

Council Companion Animals Policy intends to achieve this by:

• Promoting the importance of companion animals in the wellbeing of people.

• Promoting pet owners to register, microchip and desex their cats and dogs.

• Reducing the number of lost and wandering cats and dogs by pet owner education.

• Meeting the requirements of the Companion Animals Act 1998 (NSW).

• Identifying, promoting, and assessing the suitability and sufficiency of off-leash parks and open space areas for dog exercise relative to continuing changes in population demographics.

Ways to view the Policy

To download a copy of the document please click on the right hand side of this page under Document Library.

Copies of the draft Strategy and its background reports are also available at Cumberland City Council’s Customer Service Centres and Libraries.


Make a submission

Submissions open Monday 17 March 2020 until 17 April 2020.

If you wish to make a submission, you may do so by;

  • Completing an online submission below,
  • Alternatively you may email your subm ission to Council@Cumberland.nsw.gov.au or post it to The General Manager, Cumberland Council, PO Box 42, Merrylands NSW 2160.

If you have any questions about this draft Policy, please contact Stuart Nunn on 8757 9631.

Cumberland City Council has drafted a Companion Animal Policy.

Council values pet ownership, the welfare of pets and, is committed to encouraging responsible pet ownership to benefit the entire community.

This policy recognises that effective management of domestic pets needs a balanced approach. It acknowledges the significant social and health benefits of pet ownership.

Council Companion Animals Policy intends to achieve this by:

• Promoting the importance of companion animals in the wellbeing of people.

• Promoting pet owners to register, microchip and desex their cats and dogs.

• Reducing the number of lost and wandering cats and dogs by pet owner education.

• Meeting the requirements of the Companion Animals Act 1998 (NSW).

• Identifying, promoting, and assessing the suitability and sufficiency of off-leash parks and open space areas for dog exercise relative to continuing changes in population demographics.

Ways to view the Policy

To download a copy of the document please click on the right hand side of this page under Document Library.

Copies of the draft Strategy and its background reports are also available at Cumberland City Council’s Customer Service Centres and Libraries.


Make a submission

Submissions open Monday 17 March 2020 until 17 April 2020.

If you wish to make a submission, you may do so by;

  • Completing an online submission below,
  • Alternatively you may email your subm ission to Council@Cumberland.nsw.gov.au or post it to The General Manager, Cumberland Council, PO Box 42, Merrylands NSW 2160.

If you have any questions about this draft Policy, please contact Stuart Nunn on 8757 9631.

Have your say on the draft Companion Animal Policy

Consultation has concluded