Local Government Pounds and Rangers

Look up your post code to see what Council and Pound your pet will most likely end up at.

What is my Council?

IMPORTANT! It is absolutely necessary that you report your pet missing with your local Council yourself and visit the pounds! Visit the council pound or animal holding facility in person to check for impounded pets, as no one can recognise your pet better than you (we have regular reports that the pet was at the pound all along while the owner was told it was not on the phone). You need to do it regardless whether you issued a Pet Alert, your pet is registered with the Council or microchipped.

Click on the appropriate state below to see what Council area your location falls under and where your lost pet will most likely end up. It is easy - most of them allow you to look up your POST CODE or SUBURB on the page.


  • WA (find you location on the map)
  • SA (look up your suburb or address)
  • NT (select from the list)
  • TAS (select from the list)





Council Pounds, Animal Holding Facilities and Animal Legislation

Click on your state below to find out which councils have pounds or animal holding facilities, where your pet will most likely end up if picked up by a ranger, what other handy animal services (like hiring a cat cage/cat trap) councils provide and what are their current impounding fees and work hours: