Lost and roaming pets / animals

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 yo...

Dog & cat registration

Cat registration You do not need to register your cat with us but you must still microchip your cat and comply with the number of allowed cats. Information about guidelines you must fo...

Requirements for animal owners - number of allowed animals & criteria for keeping animals

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 fo...

Responsible pet ownership

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 Toowoom...

Dog off-leash areas in the region

A detailed list of all our dog off-leash areas is available in our 'Dog off-leash areas' article.

Barking dogs

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 affect...

Dog breeder regulations

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 gi...

Dog attacks and aggressive dogs

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...

Animal fine/infringement

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 Th...

Crowing roosters

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...

Squawking / screeching birds

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 ...

Removal and disposal of dead animals

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...

Animal nuisance - dust, odour, fleas, defecation, barking & roaming

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...

Bandicoot or possum nuisance

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 ...

Roadside grazing

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 stoc...

Roaming livestock

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 ...