Animal regulations

Learn about local government regulations and laws that relate to animals our region. General pet ownership information can be found in Our region > Living here > Pets.

Dog off-leash at feet of owner
Dogs in the Toowoomba region must be registered with us: upon reaching three months of age prior to the expiry of the current registration within 14 days of obtaining your dog (if the dog is older than three months of age) within 14 days of moving into the Toowoomba Regional Council area. Dog registration is a requirement of State legislation outlined in the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008.   How to register your dog You can register your dog ...
Dog walking in park
If your pet has gone missing, there are a number of things you can do to try and find your pet. Always make sure your pet wears a collar and tag with your contact number, is registered with your local Council and microchipped with up to date contact details. To view the steps you should follow when searching for your pet (including searching the Council impoundment register), open the 'Lost pets & Animal ...
The number of dogs you can keep depends on a number of circumstances including the size of your property, appropriate enclosures, supervision available, likelihood for nuisance to neighbours, amenity of the surrounding area and other considerations. Subordinate Local Law No. 1.5 (Keeping of Animals) 2011 outlines these circumstances in detail. For your convenience the following unofficial summary is provided. Number of dogs allowed (when registered) within our region: 1 dog* on a ...
Council prohibits the keeping of the following dog breeds, including their offspring, cross breeds or types. Pit Bull Terrier Dogo Argentino Fila Brasilerio Japanese Tosa ...
The number of cats you can keep depends on a number of circumstances including the size of your property, appropriate enclosures, supervision available, likelihood for nuisance to neighbours, amenity of the surrounding area and other considerations. Subordinate Local Law No. 1.5 (Keeping of Animals) 2011 outlines these circumstances in detail. For your convenience the following unofficial summary is provided. ...
For the protection of the poultry and the local environment, we have a number of minimum standards, local laws and owner responsibilities which must be met in keeping poultry. Chickens The minimum standards for keeping chickens/hens is:  Less than 10 chickens/hens - no approval required 10-20 chickens/hens - not preferred, permit required More than 20 chickens/hens - not permitted. Roosters The number of roosters permitted is based upon the area of your property: Property ...
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