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Darebin City

Profile Performance

Provision of animal management and responsible pet ownership services to the community including monitoring, registration, enforcement and education

Time taken to action animal management requests

Average number of days it has taken for council to action animal management requests. 2015/16 was the first year of reporting for this indicator.

Darebin City (2018-2019)

2.09 days

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

1.89 days

All Councils (2018-2019)

2.03 days

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Darebin City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 1.84 days 2.91 days 2.17 days
2016-2017 1.78 days 2.55 days 2.06 days
2017-2018 2.12 days 2.28 days 2.19 days
2018-2019 2.09 days 1.89 days 2.03 days

Darebin City Council Says...

Over 2018-19 Council received 4,303 animal management requests. Darebin City Council is committed to delivering a high-quality risk-based animal management service, with request response times averaging two days.

Animals reclaimed from council

Percentage of all collected cats and dogs (feral and registered) which have been reclaimed

Darebin City (2018-2019)

40.10%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

54.46%

All Councils (2018-2019)

50.95%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Darebin City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 38.47% 55.19% 54.57%
2016-2017 40.23% 54.69% 51.24%
2017-2018 37.15% 52.68% 50.34%
2018-2019 40.10% 54.46% 50.95%

Darebin City Council Says...

This indicator does not include animals that have been diverted to animal rescue groups for rehousing or adopted via the RSPCA animal adoption networks, therefore the number of animals that have found owners is well in excess of this percentage outcome.

Cost of animal management service per registered animal

Direct cost to council of the animal management service per domestic animal (i.e. cats and dogs) that has been registered

Darebin City (2018-2019)

$94.08

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

$61.18

All Councils (2018-2019)

$63.27

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Darebin City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 $64.51 $48.31 $50.43
2016-2017 $66.34 $52.89 $53.75
2017-2018 $81.77 $57.21 $59.95
2018-2019 $94.08 $61.18 $63.27

Darebin City Council Says...

As Darebin has improved and increased its out of hours animal management service scope in response to the community's needs, this increase in service cost reflects the increase in staffing costs necessary to meet the increased service demand.

Animal management prosecutions

Number of animal management charges (excluding unpaid fines) that result in a prosecution in favour of council

Darebin City (2018-2019)

2.00

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

13.62

All Councils (2018-2019)

12.32

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Darebin City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 3.00 11.05 11.24
2016-2017 8.00 11.71 10.84
2017-2018 3.00 15.52 13.73
2018-2019 2.00 13.62 12.32

Darebin City Council Says...

Increased public education, and a focus on proactive patrolling, particularly early morning and late evening park patrols, has increased compliance and produced a corresponding decrease in matters proceeding to court.