Here's everything you need to know about owning, controlling, exercising and complaining about dogs and cats in the Randwick area. Plus some cute pet photos.
Dogs & cats
If you own a cat or dog you have responsibilities under the Companion Animals Act. See your obligations for registration, effective control, wildlife protection and more.
Microchipping & registration
Learn how to microchip your companion animals by 12 weeks of age, register them with Council by 6 months, and notify us about changes of address or ownership.
Lost & found animals
Find out what to do if you lose a pet, or find someone else's pet you suspect is lost, or find a dead animal on public property in the Randwick area.
Off leash dog areas
Randwick City Council has 14 places designated for leash-free dog exercise. Find the off leash area closest to you, and read the dog poop and effective control rules.
Dangerous & restricted dogs
Did you know that a dog rushing at, chasing, or harassing a person or animal are all considered to be dog attacks? Read all the rules about restricted and menacing dogs.
Animal fines & penalties
A missing microchip will cost you $165, failure to pick up after your dog attracts a $275 fine, and a dog attack may cost you $33,000. See all the companion animal offences.
Get answers to frequently asked questions about pets: what to do about barking dogs, how to be a responsible cat owner, protecting native wildlife, and many more.
Find out what to do if there's a nuisance dog or cat in your area. Options for resolving the situation include mediation, Council investigation and Nuisance Orders.