Council Pound

Ballina Shire Council's Pound is located at 59 Piper Drive, North Ballina and cares for and re-homes lost and abandoned dogs and cats. The Rangers ensure that every attempt is made to re-home animals that have a friendly nature and disposition suitable to settling into a good new home.

The Pound is not permanently staffed and an appointment must be made with the Rangers for collection and release of animals from the pound.
Enquiries: Ballina Shire Council, ph  02 6686 1210 (open 8.15am to 4.30pm Mon-Fri)
Enquiries after hours02 6626 6954 After Hours Monitoring Service and a message will be forwarded to the Ranger on call.

To view the animals that have overstayed their welcome at the Pound and are now in the care of Northern Rivers Animal Services (NRAS) please contact NRAS on 6681 1860 or visit their Animals for Sale webpage

Report a Missing Pet

If you have lost your pet, contact Council by phone or click on the above button to complete the online report a missing pet form. 

Impounded Animals

Owners are responsible for their animal in relation to the Companion Animals Act and Companion Animals Regulation and may be liable for any breaches that may have occurred in relation to the Act.

Dogs and cats are kept at the Ballina Shire Council Pound for a minimum of 14 days for an animal that has been microchipped and a minimum of 7 days for animals without microchips. Council officers make every effort to contact the owner of the dog or cat and arrange for the owner to collect it.

Prior to release of your pet, impounding fees will need to be paid in full and your pet will be microchipped and registered (if not already microchipped and registered).

Impounding Fees 2020/21
First Offence
Impounded and released same day $59
Impounded and stayed overnight $102
Plus each night in addition to first night $43
Microchip of impounded animals $57
Second and Subsequent Offence
Impounded and released same day $59
Impounded and stayed overnight $102
Plus each night in addition to first night $43
Microchipping of impounded animals $57
Registration Fees click here

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Postal Address

The General Manager
Ballina Shire Council
PO Box 450
Ballina NSW 2478

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STREET ADDRESS

40 Cherry Street
Ballina NSW 2478

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Opening Hours

8:15am - 4:30pm

Monday to Friday