Being a pet owner has many benefits. Whether you own a dog, cat, poultry, cattle or other farm animal, you need to be responsible.

Council’s role in animal management includes administering the Local Law (Animal Management), conducting inspections and responding to complaints about wandering stock, dog attacks, and safety of residents and wildlife.

Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008

It is unacceptable to leave an animal tied up for long periods of time, abused or left without food and water. Any incidents of animal cruelty, injured animals or wildlife should be reported to the RSPCA on 1300 264 625 (1300 ANIMAL). There is also a 24 hour Helpline 1300 852 188.

Minimum Standards for Keeping Animals

Section 7 (1) of Subordinate Local Law No. 2 (Animal Management)

  • Ensure that the enclosure in which the animal is kept is cleaned regularly and waste is disposed of in such a manner so as not to create a nuisance or be injurious or prejudicial to health; and
  • Take all reasonable steps to prevent the animal from making a noise or disturbance that causes a nuisance or disturbance to the occupiers of neighbouring properties; and
  • Ensure that any enclosure in which the animal is kept is properly maintained in:
    • a clean and sanitary condition; and
    • an aesthically acceptable condition; and
  • Ensure that animals are wormed and vaccinated in accordance with the recommendations of the national veterinary association

Animal Welfare Complaints

For information regarding animal welfare complaints please refer to Queensland Government website