Deceased animals

For injured or sick wildlife, see injured wildlife.

Deceased domestic animals

On public land, accidents involving domestic animals unfortunately occur.

For removal of animals from:

On private property, Council does not provide a service for removing deceased animals from private property, alternate arrangements will need to be made.

Deceased native wildlife collection

Queensland's native wildlife is protected under the Nature Conservation Act 1992.

Protected wildlife, which includes native animals, is those listed in the Nature Conservation (Wildlife) Regulation 2006. These protected native animals must be managed for the conservation of the animal and their value.

Contact these organisations for collection of deceased wildlife:

Organisations for collection of deceased wildlife
Type / Location Contact
Deceased marine wildlife
(eg. turtles, whales & dugongs)
Report to Marine Strandings on
hotline 1300 130 372

Wildlife on Council roads, footpaths & parks
(except Koalas)

Contact Council

Wildlife on Bruce Highway (including ramps) and Redcliffe or Bribie island bridges (except Koalas)

Contact Department of Transport & Main Roads

Collection of koalas

Report to either Department of Environment and Science hotline 1300 130 372 or Pine Rivers Koala Care Association

Disposing of deceased animals

Residents may choose to dispose of their deceased animals at Council's waste facilities for no fee (unless over a certain limit or weight).

Limits apply to the number and size of animals (especially livestock) - fees may apply.

24-hour notice is required prior to disposal

Which facilities can I go to?

You can take your deceased domestic and livestock animals to:

Fees and charges apply for the disposal of livestock from a business.

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