Pets and animals

We encourage everyone in Yarra to be responsible pet owners.

Being a responsible pet owner involves registering, microchipping, desexing and vaccinating your dog or cat, having control of your pet in public and obeying dog on-leash and off-leash areas.

Reporting concerns about animal welfare

We encourage you to report any concerns about animals on a property without adequate water, shelter, food or veterinary treatment to the RSPCA or call 9224 2222.

Our responsibilities for animal management

Our responsibilities for animal management are outlined:

How to report pets left in hot cars

If you find a pet left in a hot car, please call Victoria Police on 000. The police are equipped to dispatch officers quickly from the nearest police station, which is critical under these circumstances.

For more information call Yarra City Council on 9205 5555 or email