Stock on Roads

Wandering stock on roads is a risk to traffic having the potential to cause serious injury or death to motorists. Local Law officers will attend to stock wandering on roads controlled by West Wimmera Shire Council and VIC Roads.

Who can I notify?

West Wimmera Shire Council
Phone: (03) 5585 9900 or (03) 5392 7700

Victorian Police – 24 Hours
Phone: 000

Once notified of an incident a Local Laws officer will respond and assess the situation having regard to the safety of themselves and the public.

It is the stock owner's responsibility under the Impounding of Livestock Act 1994 to provide and maintain effective fencing to stop stock straying into a road. Fines may be issued and stock impounded.

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