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. View our registration fees. Learn how to apply for a discount or concession, or renew, cancel or update your dog's registration.
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.
Check out our education programs about pet ownership. Learn about pet interaction to help you manage your pets responsibly.
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.