A dog attack can mean either a dog bites you or your pet causing harm or a dog chases or rushes at you or another person aggressively.
It is beneficial to try and record or remember as many details as possible about the incident and the dog involved. This information will help us conduct a thorough investigation.
Council will investigate the matter and penalties can apply ranging from infringement notices, animal management agreements or court proceedings.
It is important to remember if you are caring for or walking somebody else's dog when it attacks another person or animal, you may be liable and prosecuted under the Domestic Animals Act 1994 for any actions of the dog whilst in your care.
If you have witnessed or been involved in a dog attack please contact Council’s Local Laws department on 1300 179 944.
Agriculture Victoria has some useful tips on how to prevent a dog attack at home and in public and what to do in the event of an attack.