Animals

You, Your Pet and CouncilDogs Day Out

Information about keeping pets can be obtained from Council, animal welfare agencies or your vet, including:

  • registration and microchipping
  • off-leash and wildlife protection areas
  • companion animals and the law
  • abandoned animals
  • pet information days
  • being a responsible pet owner.

Registering your pet

If your pet is not microchipped, contact your vet.  If your do not have your pets microchip number, contact your vet for microchip details.

On 1 July 1999 pet registration in NSW became a two step process and a one-off fee. Pet registrations are now recorded on the NSW Companion Animal Register.  All NSW Councils are agents for this register.

A record is created when Council receives an identification form (download below)  with the animal's microchip number, owner and animal details (this is usually sent by the owner or the veterinarian that has microchipped the animal.)  At this point, the animal is only identified (step 1) and is not registered until registration payment and completed registration form is received by Council.

Pets must be registered by six months and by an owner 18 years of age or over. You will need documents to support proof of the microchip number and sterilisation for reduced fee eligibility.

Council will post a Certificate of Registration to the pet owner within 21 days. Registration tags are not issued however it is the responsibility of the owner to attach an ID tag to their pets collar displaying name & contact details.

Change of Owner:

It is the responsibility of the "old" owner to update the new owner's details on the Register.  Registration fee is a one off lifetime fee, regardless if the animal changes ownership. Legislation requires owners to keep their pet's details current and correct.

Change of details information must be sent to Council in writing within 14 days. Change of details form is available from Councils and downloading here below. Alternatively, provide notification in writing containing details of new owner, proof of microchip, and signature.

Forms:
Registration Payment Options:

Registration can be completed at any NSW local council. There are no telephone or website payment facilities to register your pet.

Registration and Impound Fees:

Refer to Council's Fees & Charges:
http://www.manly.nsw.gov.au/council/fees-and-charges/

Tor NSW Companion Animal Registration enquiries contact Council's Customer Service on 1300 434 434

Missing Pet:

Owners are required to notify Council if their pet is missing. A Missing Animal Alert can be posted on the NSW Companion Animal Register. Owners are required to notify Council within 72 hours if their pet is found.

Tick Prevention

TIcks can be found all year round but are most prevalent in the warmer months.  More information about tick prevention and allergic conditions caused by tick bites is attached in the documents below.

Pets and wildlife

It is important that you enjoy the company of your pet outdoors. It is also important that wildlife and the natural environment are not damaged by pets.

  • Trained Assistance Animals (TAA) are allowed in any park or reserve provided they are leashed, harnessed or caged (proof of TAA status required - certification available through council offices)
  • pets can damage natural areas and harm wildlife
  • all other pets are generally not allowed in national parks, nature reserves, karst conservation reserves, state conservation areas or Crown reserves, except when consent is given by the park manager
  • in historic sites, regional parks, state game reserves, Aboriginal areas or acquired lands, the manager of the area may authorise a person to bring a pet subject to conditions
  • pet owners can take their pets through a park in a vehicle, provided that the vehicle does not stop and the pet remains within the vehicle.   Pets can also be driven through a park if there is no other practical route to private property
  • working dogs can travel through a park if assisting in droving stock along an authorised route
  • in Aboriginal lands, entry and use of pets by the aboriginal owners may be permitted subject to conditions
  • dogs must be kept on a leash in public places unless it is a designated leash-free area
  • pick up your pet's faeces - animal droppings are a health hazard and a nuisance to people and pollute the environment.

Injured Wildlife

You can report injured wildlife to: 

Dog Prohibition Zone 

In order to protect wildlife, the General Manager of Manly Council, pursuant to sections 14(1)(d) & (h) of the Companion Animals Act 1998 (“the Act”) has declared that dogs are prohibited, whether or not they are leashed or otherwise controlled, in the Federation Point and Manly Cove, Wildlife Protection Area.

Dogs are prohibited from the Public Bathing Areas at Manly Cove East Esplanade, Manly Cove West Esplanade, Delwood Beach and the Wildlife Protection Area at Federation Point which includes the area to the south of the Federation steps extending to the western end of Delwood Beach and bounded by the public walkway adjacent to these points.   

The prohibition is made for the purpose of protecting wildlife in the above areas. Notices regarding the prohibition are to be displayed at reasonable intervals in the above areas.

The areas where dogs are prohibited is displayed on the Dog Prohibition Map below:

Failure to comply with the Notices erected by Council may attract a penalty of up to $1,100 under the Companion Animals Act 1998 (NSW).

For many residents and visitors to Manly, pets are like members of the family. Manly Council recognises the importance of pets as companions, but must ensure pet owners act responsibly, particular in regards to wildlife and public spaces. We can love our pets and love our wildlife by acting as responsible pet owners. For more information on responsible pet ownership, off-leash dog areas and other tips on caring for animals, please see the links below.

PROTECTING WILDLIFE at FEDERATION POINT and MANLY COVE

Manly Council wishes to advise that pursuant to sections 14(1)(d) & (h) of the Companion Animals Act 1998 (“the Act”), the General Manager of Manly Council has declared that dogs are prohibited, whether or not they are leashed or otherwise controlled, in the following areas as shown in the annexed map:

The Public Bathing Areas at Manly Cove East Esplanade, Manly Cove West Esplanade and Delwood Beach; and  The Wildlife Protection Area at Federation Point which includes:

๏ the area to the south of the Federation steps extending to the western end of Delwood Beach and bounded by the public walkway adjacent to these points.

The prohibition is made for the purpose of protecting wildlife in the above areas. Notices regarding the prohibition are to be displayed at reasonable intervals in the above areas.

More information about Manly Council policy in regards to dogs can be found here