We want your feedback on the draft Domestic Animal Management Plan (DAMP) 2021-2025.

Under the Domestic Animals Act (1994), Council is required to prepare and implement a Domestic Animal Management Plan (DAMP) every four years. Utilising relevant community responses and feedback from the "Ballarat: Our Future" engagement (Feb 2021-April 2021), City of Ballarat has created a draft DAMP, the objective of which is to outline Council's plans for animal management.

The aims of the new plan include:

  • Design and construct a new sustainable regional animal shelter and enable interaction programs with the community at the Shelter
  • Increase community education and knowledge of the principles of responsible pet ownership, and
  • Proactively enforce Animal Welfare and Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, and compliance under the Domestic Animals Act (1994)

A copy of the plan can be found here, or by clicking the link to the right of this page.

Submissions close 17 September, 2021.


The Draft Domestic Animal Management Plan feedback survey has now concluded