Animals

Pets are an important part of the Toowoomba Region lifestyle. We provide information to help you keep your pets safe, steps to take if you lose your pet or find a roaming pet, check the impoundment register, find out more about animal laws and permits, a list of off-leash dog parks and information on noisy animals. You can also use our quick and easy online services to register your dog online.

Dog walking across grass
If your pet has gone missing, there are a number of steps you can take so you can be reunited. Always make sure your pet wears a collar and tag with your contact number is registered with your local Council and microchipped ...
Dog on grass
Dog registration renewals are due to be issued on 31 May. If you need to update your address or de-register a dog you can do this by lodging an online request. If any other details need to be changed please ...
We have laws in place to ensure animals are appropriately cared for and managed and to ensure animals and people can live together harmoniously in our region. Requirements for animal owners can be found in detail in our Subordinate Local Law No. ...
Learn about your responsibilities as a dog or cat owner, and pick up some tips to help you make a suitable decision before choosing a new pet.   Responsible dog ownership The Toowoomba region aims to be a dog-friendly region, whilst also ensuring the wellbeing ...
To help everyone appreciate our outdoor lifestyle, we have designated areas where you can run your dog off its lead. So all users can enjoy dog off-leash areas safely, we ask that the following are observed. Dog/s - must be effectively controlled. must ...
Barking is an extremely common dog behaviour issue and the most common community problem reported to us. Having barking dogs in the community significantly reduces the quality of life for those affected by barking. Barking becomes an issue if a ...
The Queensland Government has responded to community concerns about responsible dog breeding by introducing a Queensland Dog Breeder Register to regulate the sale and supply of dogs and puppies and give dog buyers peace of mind when looking for a ...
What to do after a dog attack If your pet is attacked by a dog, you should contact council as soon as possible after the attack. You will need to provide information about the location, time and date of the attack, a ...
The biggest issue with cockerels and roosters is crowing. The sound, depth and length of a crow varies between breeds and also between individual birds. Cockerels and roosters can and will crow at any time of the day, and sometime ...
A common behaviour issue in parrots is squawking/screeching. Birds are noisy animals. When communicating to their flock, they need to be loud in order to be heard. Why birds screech: Some species will celebrate the sunrise and sunset with squawking or singing; ...
The removal and disposal of deceased animals can be distressing and needs to be dealt with as safely and sensitively as possible.   Removal of dead animals on private property When your loved pet passes away please do not use your wheelie bins ...
Roadside grazing describes the use of Council roads for the purpose of feeding local stock or travelling stock. The roadside grazing permit is used to provide short term relief for the feeding of stock.   When a grazing permit is required A stock ...
Roaming livestock can pose a hazard for road travellers and can be a nuisance for neighbouring landholders. Livestock must be confined to the landholder's property at all times and are not allowed to roam. If livestock have roamed onto your property, ...
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