Animal ownership

Pets are a wonderful addition to any family, however it is important to understand your responsibilities as a pet owner.

  • Make a payment

    How to make a payment. Choose the service you would like to pay eg. rates, licence, animal renewals, park bookings, hall hire, debtors, infringement notices.

  • Cat and dog registration

    Registration details and fees for cats and dogs, including animal registration tags, concessions, microchipping, desexing and laws about animal ownership.

  • Dog parks & beaches

    Dog parks and beaches that have been allocated for the exercising of dogs (on and off a leash), providing they are kept under strict control.

  • Responsible animal ownership

    Identification and registration, enclosures and fencing, picking up after your pet, biting and aggression, koala areas, keeping animals codes of practice and exotic animals.

  • Lost, found & impounded animals

    Contact Council's animal shelter or stock yard for larger animals (eg. cattle & horses) located at Dakabin.

  • Animal permits

    Council's Local Law and Subordinate Local Law 2 has provision for the keeping of additional animals under certain circumstances. Animal breeder, visiting animals and fostering animals.

  • Animals allowed by property size

    Council's local laws impose restrictions on the number and type of animals permitted to be kept on properties in the Moreton Bay region. Find out the maximum number of animals you can keep on your allotment

  • Barking dogs

    All dogs bark, but some barking dogs become a real neighbourhood nuisance – greatly reducing the quality of life for their neighbours. Barking is the most common animal behaviour problem Council is asked to deal with.

  • Dangerous, restricted dogs and dog attacks

    Pet owners are always responsible and legally liable for the actions of their animals. List of restricted dogs in Queensland.

  • Pest animals

    The term pest animal refers to any exotic animal, which causes a detrimental impact on the environment, industry or community activities. Declared animals (class 1 and class 2), non-declared pest animals, high priority pests and what Council is doing.

  • Wild dogs

    Residents are requested to submit as much information as possible on any sightings of wild dogs and/or attacks, including the date, location, description, activity and damage caused.

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