Animals and pets

Brisbane City Council has laws in place to keep and breed most types of domestic animals, and to operate pet shops. These laws include dog registration, microchipping requirements and the tattooing of desexed animals.

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

Cats and dogs

Find out about the regulations for dog owners, including registration and renewals, permits, barking dogs, dangerous dogs, breaches, fines and other requirements for businesses. Also find links to dog parks and lost and found animals.

Chickens and poultry

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


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