A barking dog can become a nuisance and cause friction between neighbours, making life unpleasant for everyone involved.
If you have an issue with a barking dog we ask you to speak with your neighbour first. If you do not feel comfortable talking to your neighbour you can download the sample letter on this page and put it in their letter box. They may not even know it's a problem (ie dog only barks when they're at work etc.). This may resolve the issue without any further action.
If you are unable to resolve the issue with your neighbour you can lodge a complaint with the Local Laws team. Any complaints regarding barking dogs must be in writing and contain the following information
Your name and mailing address
Property address where dog is located
When the dog barks and for how long
The effect the barking has on your well being.
You can forward the information:
By email: email@example.com
By mail: Yarra Ranges Council, PO BOX 105, Lilydale 3140
In person: Lilydale, Monbulk, Yarra Junction, Healesville or Upwey Community Links
For more information please contact the Local Laws team on 1300 368 333.