The Domestic (Feral and Nuisance) Animals Act 1994 covers noise from dogs or cats. A dog or cat can be regarded as a nuisance if the animal creates a noise that persistently or continuously disturbs a neighbour. Barking dogs can also be considered unreasonable noise under Section 48A of the EP Act.
Ongoing issues should be reported to your local council. If the council determines there is a nuisance under the Animals Act, they can give a notice to the owner to prevent he nuisance or can issue a fine for the offence. Court action is also available in some cases.
Contact us to report ongoing barking dog issues. To report a barking dog please download and complete our Barking Dog - Noise Nuisance - Diaries which you can download below.