Complaints And Incidents


Dealing with a Barking Dog 

Dogs are an important part of our community, however dogs that bark excessively can become a source of irritation for neighvours and others using the local environment. Our best friend can, if it barks continually can become an intrusion and create friction between neighbours. Neighbours can help each other to solve barking problems by communicating to each other their concerns and needs. Your neighbour may not even be aware that their dog is causing an issue.

‘Dealing with a Barking Dog Resource Kit and Complaint Form’ contains information for both owners and complainants:

Dealing with a barking dog resource kit and complaint form(192 kb)


Dog attacks

If you are the victim or have witnessed a dog attack:
  • Report the incident immediately to Council 8391 7200
  • Seek medical or veterinary treatment as a priority

Please note that if you contact Council’s after hour service, all information will be documented and someone will contact you within 24 hours. Alternatively, if you are the victim of a dog attack you can download the Dog Attack Incident Statement form below or if you have witnessed a dog attack please download the Dog Attack Witness Statement form and complete before coming into Council.

Dog Attack Incident Statement(111 kb)

Dog Attack Witness Statement(91 kb)

Further information regarding the process involving a dog attack and be found here.

6 Dutton Road, Mount Barker SA 5251
T 8391 7200