How to deal with barking dogs

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If you are experiencing noise issues, try speaking with your neighbours first.

If that doesn't help, you can contact the Community Justice Centre for mediation and conflict management services.

The Northern Community Justice Centre can be reached at 1800 990 777 or via email at These services are free, confidential, impartial, accessible, and voluntary.

How we can help

To file a complaint about a barking dog, submit it in writing (including via email). Council will contact the dog's owner and give them time to address the issue. If further complaints are received, Council may investigate, issue a warning or formal notice/order, and potentially take enforcement action such as issuing a penalty notice or taking the case to court.