Stock impounding fees

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Stock impounding fees

Stock wandering on roads can create a serious traffic hazard. Council’s Animal Control officers often remove and impound livestock from public roads and places. When this occurs, the stock owner is liable for impounding fees, transport and sustenance costs.

Schedule of impounding fees
(Impounding Act 1955 and Impounding Regulations 1981)

Fees from 1 July 2019

Pound fee - first impounding

$120 plus $5 per stock unit* (SU)

Pound fee - second and subsequent repeat impounding (within a year of the first impound)

$150 plus $10 per SU

Pound fee - third and subsequent repeat impounding (within a year of the first impound)

$200 plus $10 per SU

Pound - daily sustenance and care (if required)

Actual cost

Pound – small animal daily sustenance and care (if required)

$15 per day

Driving charges

- Cost of conveyance of stock to the pound or other place

- Staff hourly rate (per Animal Control officer)

- Mileage

Actual cost

$100 per hour

80c per km

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Actual cost

Veterinary care (if required)

Actual cost

* A sheep, pig or goat is 1 SU, a calf or deer is 2 SU and dairy, beef cattle or horses are 5 SU.

Anyone who sees wandering stock on the road should contact Animal Control, Ph: 03 520 9033 or call the Police on *555 or 111.