All pet owners are responsible for making sure their animals do not cause excessive noise or smells.
Occasionally, owners may not be aware that there is a problem. We recommended that you discuss these issues in a calm and positive way with your neighbour. This is usually the best and fastest way to solve the issue.
Download the Responsible Pet Ownership - Barking Dogs(PDF, 705KB) brochure for more information about why dogs bark. It has tips to help both you and the dog owner resolve the issue.
For emergency matters including dog attacks or threatening animals, call 1300 322 322 immediately.
If a noise nuisance continues after you have made an attempt to resolve it, you can: