Inner West Council

Reporting Dead Animals

Dead animals such as cats and dogs found on Council maintained roads or in a public place should be reported for removal by telephoning Council on (02) 9392 5000.

Calls to this number after business hours or on weekends and public holidays will be answered by Council’s after hours service and your message will be transmitted to a Council Officer for action.

To assist Council Officers with the collection of the deceased animal please have the location of the animal with the nearest cross street or the nearest address to the deceased animal.

Please note that Council does not remove dead animals from roads managed by the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS). This is a RMS request and they can be contacted on 13 22 13.

State Road Network 

Roads owned and maintained by the RTA are in white:

Ashfield Council

Commonly asked questions:

What to do if you are a driver who has injured or killed an animal?
Under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 the driver of the vehicle is responsible for ensuring, where a cat or dog is injured in a vehicle accident it received appropriate treatment to alleviate pain. The driver of the vehicle involved must also inform the owner of the animal or an officer of the RSPCA, Animal Welfare League or a police officer of the injury or death as soon as it is practical to do so.

When to notify Council:
Under the Companion Animals Act, Council should be notified if the owner of an injured animal cannot be located. Council is not liable for any costs associated with treatment.

What to do with injured native animals?
If you find an injured or orphaned native animal, handle it as little as possible. Follow the guidelines provided on the WIRES Website and contact WIRES on 1300 094 737.

Contact Numbers:

NSW Police
Police Assistance Line – 131 444

WIRES – Sydney Inner West Suburbs Branch
02 8799 3333 (Inner West Branch)
1300 094 737

02 9770 7555
201 Rookwood Road
Yagoona NSW 2199

Animal Welfare League NSW
02 9826 1555
1605 Elizabeth Drive
Kemps Creek NSW 2178