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Cat & Dog Registration

Registration is compulsory for dogs and cats aged three months and over.


Registration of your dog is compulsory for dogs aged three months and over, in accordance with State legislation (Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008). If you do not register your dog, you may be liable for a $220 on-the-spot fine.

Dog registrations are designed to promote responsible dog ownership. You will receive reduced fees for:

  • desexed dogs
  • being a current financial member of Dogs Queensland.

Concessional rates also apply to pensioners.

Find the Forms and Applications section below.

Contact Council on (07) 5581 6668 for queries on dog registration.

If you have a problem with a dog in your area, contact Animal Management on (07) 5581 6664 or lodge a complaint online.

Key Information

  • How must I take care of my dog under Council's Local Laws?

    • Register your dog after it is three (3) months old. Attach the registration tag to its collar.
    • Keep your dog under control and on a leash in public. Council has 'leash-free' areas where your dog can be exercised, providing owners keep them under control.
    • Pick up after your dog when it defecates in a public area.
  • What happens if I don't follow these rules?

    • You may be liable for an on-the-spot fine of up to $375 or alternatively you may face a court imposed penalty of up to $3750.
    • Your dog may be impounded if it's found unleashed in a public place or on private property. Unidentified animals become the property of Animal Welfare League if not claimed within three days. Identified animals become the property of the Animal Welfare League if not claimed within five days.
  • Am I responsible if my dog attacks?

    • You may be liable for injury to a person or animal attacked by your dog and fined up to $3750 or ordered to fence your property.
    • Council may declare your dog to be a dangerous dog, or your dog may be destroyed.