Covid-19 Information and Updates - Updated 29 September

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 - 4pm from Monday 24 August 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.

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Kennel Licence Application

Any person wanting to keep more than 2 dogs on their property must apply to Council for a kennel licence.  It is necessary if more than two (2) dogs over the age of six (6) months are to be kept at a property; in the case of working dogs this is higher at four (4) dogs. The licence if granted is renewed annually and specific conditions will apply to the keeping of the dogs.


Section 51 Dog Control Act 2000

Please take the time to read through the information pack as it is a comprehensive guide for all applicants considering submitting an application. To enable your application to be dealt with in a timely manner, please ensure all steps are followed and completed prior to submitting the application to Council. If you require any assistance in doing so pleased do not hesitate to contact the Environmental Services Department on (03) 6261 8530.

Kennel Licence Information and Application Pack(445 kb)