City of Hobart Dog Management Strategy

The City of Hobart is responsible for managing dogs in its municipal area.

We operate within the Dog Control Act 2000 and the City of Hobart's Dog Management Strategy 2014-18(PDF, 348KB) to create a caring, happy and safe environment for dogs and minimize their impact on other people, animals and the environment.

Review of the Dog Management Strategy

The City of Hobart is reviewing its Dog Management Strategy.

In May 2018, pet and non-pet owners were invited to submit their feedback on a variety of things including a code relating to responsible dog ownership, the provision of declared areas such as off lead, training, prohibited and restricted areas, a fee structure, and any other relevant matters.

Received submissions have been considered by the officers in the drafting of a new dog management policy and in determining proposed declared areas (off-lead, on-lead, prohibited, training and restricted) areas.

The draft dog management policy and proposed declared areas were considered by the City’s Parks and Recreation Committee at its meeting on 6 December 2018.

View the draft policy and proposed declared areas, item 6.2 on the agenda.

The decision of the Parks and Recreation Committee will be considered by the full Council at its meeting on 17 December 2018.

The Committee and Council will determine if the dog management policy and declared areas as proposed will be released for comment.

Consultation on the draft dog management policy and proposed declared areas is proposed to take place in January 2019.

For more information, visit the Your Say Hobart website.