Responsible pet ownership

Dog Obedience Certificate

The Wiltja Dog Obedience Club can assess your dog for the Dog Obedience Certificate issued under the Domestic Animals Act 1994. The certificate tests

  • on-lead control of your dog
  • calling your dog from a distance
  • a stay exercise
  • human and dog interaction.

A dog can be assessed for the Obedience Certificate if

  • An owner considers their dog has reached the required level of proficiency.
  • And the dogs 12 months of age
  • And the dog is immunised

Dog Obedience Certificate preparation training

The Wiltja Dog Club runs a free five week course for dogs that need training before sitting the test.

The training is free, however a $30 fee (prescribed by the Regulations) for sitting the Obedience Certificate must be paid at the time of booking.

The courses for 2018 have finished but there will be new dates for 2019. The dates will be published as soon as they are confirmed

Bookings and information

Contact Claude Tonna on 9009 1212


Pet Expo

Nillumbik’s annual Pet Expo is a day for pets and their owners to enjoy.

The event has entertainment and activities including displays, activities for children and a variety of animals to consider as pets.

The Pet Expo is Council’s longest running event and attracts over 5,000 people each year and is an educational, fun-filled family day out.

The 2018 Pet Expo was held on Sunday 21 October  at Marngrook Oval in Diamond Creek.


Domestic Animal Management Plan

The Domestic Animal Management Plan 2017-2021 provides a strategic direction for domestic animals. The Plan promotes responsible pet ownership which benefits pet owners, their pets and the wider community.

See the plan on the Strategies, legislation and policies page