Animals and pets

Brisbane City Council has laws in place to keep most types of domestic animals, and administers requirements for dog registration and microchipping.  

Owners are responsible to ensure their pets are healthy, safe and do not create a nuisance in the neighbourhood.

Cats and dogs

Find information on requirements for cat and dog owners, registration and renewals, permits and dog off-leash areas. You can also find information on animal noise, breaches and fines, dangerous dogs and declared regulated animals and our lost and found animal register.

Chickens and poultry

Read the conditions for keeping chickens and other poultry in Brisbane.

Horses

If you keep a racehorse, you need a permit. Find information about permits and conditions for keeping a horse in Brisbane.

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Livestock

If you keep livestock in a residential area, you need a permit. Find information about permits and conditions for keeping livestock in Brisbane.