Covid-19 Information and Updates - Updated 1 July

To reduce the number of face-to-face interactions with the community and protect our staff and their ability to carry out ongoing essential services, the Derwent Valley Council Offices will reopen to the public from 10am - 2pm from Monday 1 June for essential visits only.

Council operating hours are still 8.15am – 5pm (Mon - Fri) and Council services can be accessed over the phone, by email or via our website. We encourage all enquiries by phone or email where possible.

Information on the Tasmanian Government and Council's response to COVID-19.

This information includes support available to individuals, business and community organisations including grant funding and mental health support and where to access further information around the pandemic and Council services.

Please stay home, save lives. Practise social distancing and good hygiene practises.

Dismiss alert

Barking Dogs

If you have a barking dog and have spoken with your neighbour first and you feel you need to report to Council, please put this in writing providing as much detail as possible.

Information you should provide in your letter:-

  • your contact details;
  • the name (if known) and address of the owners where you believe the barking dog resides;
  • is there a particular time that the dog barks?
  • are the owners at home or away during this time?
  • have you approached your neighbours? (they may not be aware that their dog is barking)
  • have you kept a diary of when the dog barks and for how long?

Barking is a natural behaviour for dogs and they may have various reasons to bark however, it may take some time to teach the dog different ways to behave to certain situations.

If you require further information please contact Council's Municipal Inspector on 6261 8530.