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Responsible Dog Ownership
Dog Leashing

Keeping of Dogs
Dog Fines
Complaint Forms
Citronella Collar Hire
Dog and Cat Management Board 
Impounded Dogs

 Responsible Dog Ownership

Council strongly encourages responsible dog ownership.

This includes:

  • Registration
  • Wearing of collars and disks
  • Not allowing dogs to wander at large or be a nuisance (barking or otherwise)
  • Not allowing dogs to attack, chase or harass people or other animals
  • Picking up and properly disposing of their dogs 'droppings'
 Dog Leashing

All dogs in public places in City of Prospect must be held on a leash not more than 2 metres long. Public places include streets, roads, parks, reserves, ovals and any part of private land to which the public has access, such as shopping centre car parks.

City of Prospect has a dedicated fenced dog park located at Broadview Oval where dogs can be exercised and socialised in the safety of an enclosure.

There are also several parks dogs can be exercised off leash within City of Prospect between certain times. Be sure to check the signs at parks before unleashing your dog.

Dogs can be exercised off -leash between the times of 5-8am and 5-9pm at the following locations:

  • Broadview Oval - 26 Collingrove Avenue, Broadview
  • Prospect Gardens/ Narnu Wirra Reserve (west side lawn area) - West Terrace, Nailsworth
  • Pash Reserve - 31-33 Derlanger Avenue, Collinswood
  • Percy Street Reserve - 65 Percy Street, Prospect
  • Memorial Gardens - 1 Menzies Crescent, Prospect
  • St Helens Park - 39 Prospect Road, Prospect
  • Prospect Estate - 286 Prospect Road, Prospect
  • Irish Harp Reserve - 350 Regency Road, Prospect
  • Cane Oval/Parndo Yerta - 104-120 Churchill Road, Prospect

For further information and maps indicating areas where dogs may be exercised off-leash at certain times please read the following brochure:
Exercising Your Dog in the City of Prospect Exercising Your Dog in the City of Prospect(275 kb)

 Keeping of Dogs

Council permission is required to keep more than two dogs on a house property or one dog in a flat, townhouse or unit. Download an application form:
Dogs - Keeping More Than Two Application Dogs - Keeping More Than Two Application(56 kb)

 Dog Fines

On-the-spot fines for a range of offences may be issued to dog owners who are not exercising responsible ownership.

 Complaint Forms (dogs)

Dog Barking Complaint Dog%20Barking%20Complaint (104 kb)

Dog Attack Complaint Dog Attack Complaint(110 kb)

 Citronella Collar Hire

If you would like to hire a Citronella Collar please complete the following form:

Citronella Collar Hire Form(185 kb)

 Dog and Cat Management Board

The Dog and Cat Management Board is subject to the control and direction of the Minister for Environment and Heritage and has the following functions:

(a) to plan for, promote, and provide advice about the effective management of dogs and cats throughout South Australia;

(b) to oversee the administration and enforcement of the Dog and Cat Management Act 1995 relating to dogs.

The legislation and other useful information (including School Project information) relating to dogs and cats is available from the Dog and Cat Management Board website.

 Impounded Dogs

Dogs recently seized by Council Animal Management Officers are impounded at the Animal Welfare League (AWL), 1-19 Cormack Road, Wingfield, (telephone: 8348 1300).

Dogs not claimed within 72 hours may be disposed of by the AWL.

Upon release of the dog, you will be required to pay the AWL a daily maintenance fee.

Council may also recover from dog owners the impounding fee and issue offence expiation notices for dogs found wandering at large and/or unregistered. 

Council displays a copy of impounded dogs within the last 72 hours at the Civic Centre display board at 128 Prospect Road, Prospect. Please check this board regularly and contact our office on telephone 8269 5355 during business hours 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday for any further enquiries.

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