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Port Phillip 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.

Port Phillip City (2018-2019)

1 days

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

1.89 days

All Councils (2018-2019)

2.03 days

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Port Phillip City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 1 days 2.91 days 2.17 days
2016-2017 1 days 2.55 days 2.06 days
2017-2018 1 days 2.28 days 2.19 days
2018-2019 1 days 1.89 days 2.03 days

Port Phillip City Council Says...

There has been a steady number of animal requests received in the past couple of years with 2,566 received in the past year and actioned in less than one day.

Animals reclaimed from council

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

Port Phillip City (2018-2019)

56.22%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

54.46%

All Councils (2018-2019)

50.95%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Port Phillip City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 58.72% 55.19% 54.57%
2016-2017 47.67% 54.69% 51.24%
2017-2018 47.92% 52.68% 50.34%
2018-2019 56.22% 54.46% 50.95%

Port Phillip City Council Says...

The number of animals reclaimed has increased significantly from 2017/18 showing the proportion of registered animals reunited with their owners.

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

Port Phillip City (2018-2019)

$66.16

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

$61.18

All Councils (2018-2019)

$63.27

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Port Phillip City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 $75.07 $48.31 $50.43
2016-2017 $61.36 $52.89 $53.75
2017-2018 $69.52 $57.21 $59.95
2018-2019 $66.16 $61.18 $63.27

Port Phillip City Council Says...

The cost of animal services decreased compared to 2017/18 and is below the target of $76.00. We provide an extra 24 hour on-call service, which is not offered by all councils. We also manage additional animals on beaches belonging to visitors. Currently we do not have the appropriate space to manage an onsite pound and therefore contract this service out to the Lost Dogs' Home.

Animal management prosecutions

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

Port Phillip City (2018-2019)

6.00

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

13.62

All Councils (2018-2019)

12.32

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Port Phillip City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 5.00 11.05 11.24
2016-2017 2.00 11.71 10.84
2017-2018 6.00 15.52 13.73
2018-2019 6.00 13.62 12.32

Port Phillip City Council Says...

Council officers resolve animal related issues in a consistent proactive approach with those involved resulting in less cases prosecuted and remaining under our target of less than 10.