Animals and pets

We carry out regular patrols and education campaigns to ensure the safety and wellbeing of pets, pet owners and the larger community. We're also dedicated to developing plans and strategies that protect our biodiversity.

Services and facilities


About Ku-ring-gai Council's Companion Animal Management Services:

There are more than 25,000 dogs and cats registered as living in Ku-ring-gai.

Council aims to recognise and balance the needs of pet owners and non-pet owners in the natural and built environment and to promote an optimal environment for people and animals to live together harmoniously. Council also strives to encourage and promote responsible pet ownership under the NSW Companion Animals Act 1998.

The NSW Companion Animals Act 1998 and supporting Regulation 2008 aim to protect pets, handlers and the wider community. The act outlines the duties and responsibilities of owners and others in charge of domestic dogs and cats. The Regulation outlines the actions and penalties that can be enforced by councils if owners do not comply with these requirements.

View The Companion Animal Management Plan 2011 – 2016 (pdf. 75KB).

Register your pet

Your dog or cat must be microchipped and registered with Council – apply now.  All dogs and cats must be microchipped at point of sale or upon change of ownership, or by 12 weeks of age - whichever comes first.  See local vets

Report a dangerous or barking dog

Lodge on online request to report a problem dog

Dogs and cats in bushland

Most animals are banned in bushland to protect our natural environment – find out why

Feral animal control

Learn more about our rabbit and fox control programs


Some important laws cover the rights and responsibilities of pets, pet owners and Council, including:

Plans and policies

 Fauna Management Policy (pdf. 439KB)

 Biodiversity Strategy (pdf. 1MB)