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The City works closely with our residents to ensure animals are appropriately cared for and managed. We want to maintain the health and well-being of our community and our animals and protect our environment. Find out more about keeping animals on the Gold Coast by clicking on the links below.
Find out how to register your dog on the Gold Coast. Find information about our registration fees, plus how to renew, cancel, transfer or update your dog's registration, or apply for a discount or concession.
Learn about the requirements of owning a pet and how to keep your pet safe and happy, and to ensure they don’t become a nuisance to your neighbours.
Pets play an important role and can bring enjoyment to your household but they must be managed responsibly. We run several proactive community education programs about pet ownership and interaction.
Find the location of animal control areas across the city, including off leash exercise areas, restricted areas and prohibited areas for dogs.
All animal owners have a responsibility to ensure their pet does not cause harm or become a nuisance to the wider community. Learn more about how to report problems with animals.
Find out about assisting injured wildlife or managing nuisance native animals.
We operate a lost and found service to help reunite pets with their owners. Find out how to search for a lost pet, report a found animal and the locations of our pounds.
Learn about the limits of animals you can keep on your property and how to apply for a permit to keep or breed additional animals.