Animal rehoming centres


Brisbane City Council has two animal rehoming centres that provide a safe environment for all lost and surrendered animals in Brisbane.

The Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWLQ) administers the animal rehoming centres and specialises in the care of animals. AWLQ’s promise is to never euthanise a healthy, sociable or treatable animal. Every effort is made to reunite lost pets with their owners and to rehome any unclaimed animals that are healthy and sociable.

To view the animals available for adoption, you can visit the Animal Welfare League Queensland’s (AWLQ) website.


Warra Animal Rehoming Centre

523 Telegraph Road, Bracken Ridge
Phone: 07 3631 6800

Address and opening hours of the Warra Animal Shelter.
Days Opening times
Monday to Friday 12 noon-6pm
Saturdays 10am-3pm
Sundays 10am-3pm
Public holidays Closed


Willawong Animal Rehoming Centre

Temporary Construction Works

There are currently construction works occurring at the Willawong Animal Rehoming Centre, for the refurbishment of some of the facilities.

During this time, we appreciate your patience with this and apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause you.

340 Gooderham Road, Willawong
Phone: 07 3714 2800

Note: The entrance to the Willawong Animal Rehoming Centre is located on Camden Road, Willawong (opposite 45 Camden Road).

Address and opening hours of the Willawong Animal Shelter.
Days Opening times
Monday to Friday 12 noon-6pm
Saturdays 10am-3pm
Sunday 10am-3pm
Public holidays Closed
Last updated: 15 August 2022

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