Impounded animals

How do I release my animal from the pound?

If Council has impounded your animal please contact us on 1300 883 699, so arrangements can be made to release your animal. Alternately, you can visit the any of our Service Centres and arrange for collection of the animal. Please note that only the legal owner of the animal can release the animal from the pound.

How much does it cost to release my animal? 

Payment of the release (and registration if unpaid) fees is to be received in full prior to the release of the animal. Please note if you have not released your animal within 5 days for registered animals or 3 days for unregistered animals from the date of impounding a daily sustenance fee will apply. Animal release fees apply and can be found in Council's fees and charges. Stock release fees vary with the type of animal.  

Council's fees and charges

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