Living with wildlife

Brisbane’s native animals and birds play an important role in our city’s biodiversity and it is an offence to harm them. They help to control pest insects and spread native vegetation. While some native animals can have nuisance behaviours, such as swooping magpies and noisy crows, the benefits of living with wildlife outweigh the negative impacts.

If you find a sick, injured and/or orphaned wild animal, phone the RSPCA on 1300 ANIMAL (1300 264 625).

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Leave It program – coming to a park near you this year!

Brisbane City Council has partnered with Griffith University to deliver their Leave It program, offering free dog training sessions across Brisbane. Training will focus on helping your dog learn wildlife avoidance and provide you with excellent tips for helping you have more effective control over your dog in public.

These free sessions will be held at parks across Brisbane, see below for dates and parks and check the Leave It website regularly or follow @furry.friendsaus  on Facebook or Instagram for full details, updates and specific locations within the parks. 

Register here to avoid disappointment!




18th May 2024

8:30am – 10:30am

Whites Hill Dog Park, Camp Hill QLD 4152

13th July 2024

8:30am – 10:30am

Elanora Park, Wynnum QLD 4178

14th September 2024

8:30am – 10:30am

Sandgate Foreshore Dog Off-Leash Area, Sandgate QLD 4017

26th October 2024

8:30am – 10:30am

Gilbert Park, Red Hill QLD 4059

8th February 2025

8:30am – 10:30am

Thomas MacLeod Park, Sinnamon Park QLD 4073

15th March 2025

8:30am – 10:30am

New Farm Park, New Farm QLD 4005

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Brisbane City Council acknowledges this Country and its Traditional Custodians. We pay our respects to the Elders, those who have passed into the dreaming; those here today; those of tomorrow.