George Town Council  Animal Management is to:

  • protect the community against the risks of injury and damage from animals
  • ensure animals do not create a nuisance or health problems 
  • prevent animals that are kept in the community from damaging the environment
  • protect the community’s quality of life
  • ensure that animals are treated the way the community expects

Please see below to find out more information:


Dog Management /Policy


Our  Dog Management Policy (PDF) recognises the responsibilities of dog ownership and includes defined exercise areas, complaint handling, dog fees, control of dogs, dangerous dogs and other issues.


Dog Behaviour / Barking


From time to time, you may experience difficulty with your dog barking for no particular reason, and also experiencing bad behaviour. Council has put together some information which may assist you in overcoming these problems.

Three factors influence dogs showing behaviour problems. These factors are:

  1. Genetics
  2. The dog's experience (ie rearing & training)
  3. The environment (including the owner)

However it is difficult to assess which is the most significant factor influencing the problem in any one particular case.

If you would like to find out more, please click below links for more information:

Fees and Charges









  •  Dog Information Brochure 

 Stock Control


The rules relating to stock crossings and the movement of livestock are contained within Traffic (Road Rules) Regulations 1999 ("Road Rules"), sections 362 to 366,and are enforced by the Tasmanian Police.

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