Pets and animals

The City of Hobart is responsible for managing dogs, horses, goats, cows, sheep, pigs and injured wildlife in its municipal area.

We operate within the Dog Control Act 2000 and the City of Hobart Dog Management Policy 2019-23 to create a caring, happy and safe environment for dogs and minimise their impact on other people, animals and the environment.

We work with a number of organisations including: 

Keeping animals

Owners all of animals must comply with general requirements as outlined in the Health and Environmental Services By-Law.

Animal management after-hours service

We provide a 24-hour service to help locate the owners of dogs wearing City of Hobart registration tags that are found roaming the streets and attend dog attacks or injured animals.

For after-hours assistance please contact 03 6292 4205.

If you find a lost dog the following options are available:

  1. Phone the City's Animal Management Unit on 03 6238 2182 to collect the dog.
  2. Take the dog to the Dogs' Home of Tasmania.
  3. Take the dog to your local vet or an after-hours vet who can scan the dog for a microchip to reunite the dog with its owner.
  4. Contact Kimberley's Pet Taxi who may be able to collect the dog and deliver it to the Dogs Home of Tasmania or a vet for a fee.