Animal Management in the time of Coronavirus


During the continually evolving COVID-19 situation, Glenorchy City Council is working hard to maintain normal Animal Management operations. 

Our services may become limited due to staff availability during this uncertain period but we will do our best to continue providing this important service to the community and animal owners. If our services are disrupted for any reason, we will provide updates on Council's Facebook page and this website. 

At the moment, we are operating at full-capacity as we usually would, providing routine services such as animal collections, incident management, and reuniting or impounding straying animals (during standard work hours). 

Council’s after-hours emergency service will also continue to be available to report dog attack incidents and livestock which are straying onto highways.

Currently, Council’s official impound facilities for dogs and other animals are operational. Owners of impounded animals are still able to collect their animals if they are impounded (subject to payment of any fines or impounding fees).

The COVID-19 situation is changing hourly and we are constantly receiving updated information for consideration. We are working hard to ensure we have the resources in place to continue delivering essential services to our community. There is a possibility however, that into the future, the services at our impound facilities may become limited, depending on any State and Federal Government announcements.

What happens I am self-isolating and I cannot collect my animal which is in Council's care?

If you are the owner of an impounded animal and are in self-isolation and therefore unable to come and collect it from a Council facility, we recommend that you send  friend or family member who you have not been in direct contact with to collect it on your behalf.

If you have any questions or require any further information at all, please call our animal management team on (03) 6216 6800.