Animals and pets
City of Gold Coast's (City) Animal Management team works with Gold Coast residents to ensure animals are appropriately cared for and managed, to maintain the health and well-being of our community and our animals, and to protect our environment.
The City has regulations in place for registering dogs and for keeping most types of domestic animals.
If you keep animals on your property, they must be kept in accordance with the City's local laws. Animal owners are responsible for ensuring their pets are registered, healthy, safe and do not create a nuisance in the neighbourhood.
Breeders of cats and dogs are also required to obtain a permit.
Visit our Lost and found animals page for useful information on how to find your lost pet, or what to do if you find a lost animal, plus details of City pounds, including opening hours.
Find out who to contact and what action to take for a variety of animal-related problems.
Find out about the local laws and State government legislation surrounding pet ownership, including the penalties that apply for breaching these requirements.
We also have some useful tips on how to care for your pet and be a responsible pet owner.
There are plenty of places around the Gold Coast where you can exercise your dog, both on- and off-leash.
Find out about City rules regarding exercising your dog and where you can take your dog for a good run off-leash.
- Pest plants and animals
- Pet education
- Pet owners - local laws, breaches and fines
- Pets in a disaster
- Protecting wildlife