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Animals & Pets

Paralysis Ticks: Visitors and new residents please note that Paralysis Ticks are a significant problem on the South Coast and are present all year round although generally  worse through the warmer months of Spring & Summer. To ensure the safety of your pet use a suitable tick preventative all year round.

Bega Valley Shire Council

Companion Animal Facility
Lost & found pets
Behind Transfer Station,
Old Wallagoot Rd, Kalaru
PO Box 492, Bega NSW 2550
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02 6499 2222 Fax: 02 6499 2200

Bega Valley Shire Website


Companion Animals Guide
for Bega Valley Shire


Far South Coast Animal Welfare League
Adoption Line
Animal Welfare League Far South Coast
All cats and dogs de-sexed,
vaccinated, micro chipped, wormed, vet checked, treated for fleas & ticks & all dogs tested for heartworm

PO Box 1210, Bega NSW 2550 

Visit their page on Facebook 
0400 372 609


EDEN-BEGA PETS- Buy, Sell, Swap


Wildlife Rescue South Coast

0417 238 921


Wires Wildlife Rescue & Carepossom
Far South Coast
6495 1300
6495 4150


Commercial Snake Handler

0428 272 404


Report animal cruelty

1300 2783589

RSPCA Living Ruff & Safe Bed for Pets
If you are homeless and have a pet you are unable to care for temporarily, please contact a community organisation.  The RSPCA operate a 'Living Ruff' program which is by referral only from a community organisation and is set up to look aftr pets when their owners are in temporary or crisis accommodation. Find out more

The Safe Beds for Pets Program allows families to leave domestic violence situations without fearing for the safety of their pets.  It offers temporary housing for pets of people who are seeking refuge from domestic violence.

Phone: (02) 9782 4408
or visit the RSPCA website


Renting with Pets
The Australian Companion Animal Council brochures, Renting with Pets and Tenants with Pets, provide simple steps and helpful hints to help prospective tenants secure pet-friendly rental accommodation and offer an informative resource to landlords considering renting to pet owners.  Click here to Read More



Eden Vet Clinic
cnr Irene Cres. & Princes Hwy
02 6496 1252

Dog Grooming & Hydrobath
Happy Valley Road
02 6496 1252


Beastly Indulgence Pet Services
...because animals have needs too
Massage, treats, accessories, clothing, gift baskets
Wayne "sandy: Glass, SAMP

Website: beastlyindulgences.com
61 2 8006 8814

or 0401 618540


Supply Central

173 Imlay St

Picture framing, horse gear, farm supplies, pet supplies, push bike spare parts, ceiling fans & light

Supply Central on Facebook

02 6496 1249 or 0458 650 684


Edensundown Labradors
Paulene Andrews
6496 3755

or 04 2796 3755


Genoa Boarding

Kennel & Cattery
5449 Princes Highway
Maramingo Creek,
Genoa, VIC 3891
03 5158 8278


Pambula Boarding Kennels
153 Beach Road, Pambula
02 6495 6543



Paw Bearers (pet cremations)
In your time of need

Collection from home or vets
Phone: 0466 353 442


J Michelin & Son
Stock Feeds, Fodder & Supplement
13 Ben Boyd Dr, Eden
02 6496 1324

Financial Assistance to have dogs & cats de-sexed

If you live in the Bega Valley Shire and genuinely require financial assistance to have your pet de-sexed enquire at your local vet for details of AWL subsidies.

Note: This service from the Animal Welfare League is funded by the efforts of local volunteers, donations and bequests and receives no Government funding or subsidies. Donations can be sent to AWLNSW FCS Branch, P.O. Box 1210 Bega 2550


Companion Animals guide for Bega Valley Shire

Dogs over 12 weeks old must be microchipped and dogs over 6 months must be registered.
The Companion Animals Act also requires that a dog wears a proper collar and tag with the name of dog and address or telephone number of the owner.  Maximum penalty $550 ($2,200 dangerous or restricted dog)

The Companion Animals Act provides an exemption from microchipping and registration for working dogs, that is a dog used primarily for the purpose of droving, tending, working or protecting stock.


Dogs are required to be on leash at all times in public places with these exceptions:

  • Dogs accompanied by a person within a declared Council leash free area.
    Leash free areas in Eden are located at Aslings Beach north from the entrance to the skate park to Curalo Lagoon entrance and at Keith's Pinch Beach located off Quarantine Bay Road just north of the fishing club.  These zones are signposted.

    Dogs are also prohibited at all times when lifeguards are in attendance at Aslings Beach (within 10m of the
    patrolled zones).

    Cocora Beach -
    Dogs are prohibited between 8am to 6pm from december 1 to April 30 each year

  • Dog participating in an obedience class or trial
  • A dog being exhibited in a show.
  • A dog working stock
  • Police dogs

Dogs are prohibited from children's play areas, food preparation areas, school grounds and child care centres.

If a dog defecates in a public place the owner must immediately remove the faeces and dispose of it in a proper manner. 

Any one person can only have a maximum of four dogs under their control.  This applies to dogs on leash and dogs off leash in a leash free area.


Authorised officers make regular patrols of public places to help ensure responsible dog ownership.  Fines will be issued for non-compliance with legislation and/or signs placed by the Council.  Significant 'on the spot' penalties apply to all these matters.  In more serious circumstances, Council may also choose to take the matter to court.


Cats must be microchipped by the time the cat is 12 weeks old or before the ownership of the cat is tranferred if sooner (exempion for existing cats owned by you as at July 1 1999. 

Cats must be registered by 6 months of age (exemption for existing cats owned by you as at July 1 1999. Cats must also wear a form of identification (collar and tag)  that provides the name of the cat and the address or telephone number of the owner.


Cats are permitted outside the property of the owner.  Unfortunately the average domestic cat that is allowed to wander, kills seven native animals per week.  Cats allowed to wander also suffer more injuries, infections and parasite infestation than those kept enclosed or indoors. 

There are no provisions in New South Wales for councils to declare a curfew on cats, but individual cats can be restricted to their owner's property where the cat has been shown to be causing damage or killing wildlife.