BUSHFIRE UPDATES: Refer to the QFES Facebook or Twitter for up to date alerts and information. Outages and other emergency information (such as evacuation centres) will also be published on our disaster dashboard when required.

WATER CONSERVATION: Due to damaged infrastructure from the bushfires, we're asking all residents to conserve water for domestic use only. Read more here.

DONATIONS: Donations towards townships affected by the fires can be made via Givit.

 

 

 

Animals

Pets are an important part of the Toowoomba Region lifestyle. We provide information to help you keep your pets safe, steps to take if you lose your pet or find a roaming pet, check the impoundment register, find out more about animal laws and permits, a list of off-leash dog parks and information on noisy animals. You can also use our quick and easy online services to register your dog online.

Dog walking across grass
If your pet has gone missing, there are a number of steps you can take so you can be reunited. Always make sure your pet wears a collar and tag with your contact number is registered with your local Council and microchipped ...
Dog on grass
Animal microchip and registration checks If you haven't registered your dog or microchipped your dog or cat yet, now's the time to act. We will be undertaking an inspection program to check that all dogs over 12 weeks of age are registered ...
We have laws in place to ensure animals are appropriately cared for and managed and to ensure animals and people can live together harmoniously in our region. Requirements for animal owners can be found in detail in our Subordinate Local Law No. ...
Learn about your responsibilities as a dog or cat owner, and pick up some tips to help you make a suitable decision before choosing a new pet.   Responsible dog ownership The Toowoomba region aims to be a dog-friendly region, whilst also ensuring the wellbeing ...
A detailed list of all our dog off-leash areas is available in our 'Dog off-leash areas' article. ...
Barking is an extremely common dog behaviour issue and the most common community problem reported to us. Having barking dogs in the community significantly reduces the quality of life for those affected by barking. Barking becomes an issue if a ...
The Queensland Government has responded to community concerns about responsible dog breeding by introducing a Queensland Dog Breeder Register to regulate the sale and supply of dogs and puppies and give dog buyers peace of mind when looking for a ...
What to do after a dog attack If your pet is attacked by a dog, you should contact council as soon as possible after the attack. You will need to provide information about the location, time and date of the attack, a ...
Different payment options are available depending on the type of animal fine or infringement received. The back of the infringement notice shows the options available.   Animal release fees The release fees charged after an animal has been impounded are not able to ...
The biggest issue with cockerels and roosters is crowing. The sound, depth and length of a crow varies between breeds and also between individual birds. Cockerels and roosters can and will crow at any time of the day, and sometime ...
A common behaviour issue in parrots is squawking/screeching. Birds are noisy animals. When communicating to their flock, they need to be loud in order to be heard. Why birds screech: Some species will celebrate the sunrise and sunset with squawking or singing; ...
The removal and disposal of deceased animals can be distressing and needs to be dealt with as safely and sensitively as possible.   Removal of small animals on private property When your loved pet passes away please do not use your wheelie bins ...
An animal nuisance is regarded as any activity that disrupts or inhibits the normal lifestyle of neighbours on adjoining or nearby land.    Barking dogs Information about barking dogs can be found in our Barking dog article.   Roaming animal To find out what to do ...
At times, bandicoots and possums may become a nuisance in your neighbourhood. Both animals are protected and need to be treated appropriately. Bandicoots Bandicoots are a protected wildlife and can only be removed with the permission of the State Government if identified ...
Roadside grazing describes the use of Council roads for the purpose of feeding local stock or travelling stock. The roadside grazing permit is used to provide short term relief for the feeding of stock.   When a grazing permit is required A stock ...
Roaming livestock can pose a hazard for road travellers and can be a nuisance for neighbouring landholders. Livestock must be confined to the landholder's property at all times and are not allowed to roam. If livestock have roamed onto your property, ...
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