Cats and dogs

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

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Dog registration

Find information about how to register your dog in Brisbane, including fees and discounts. Find out how to renew your registration, replace your dog tag and organise a refund.

Lost and found animals

Council maintains a register for lost and found animals in Brisbane. Find out how to search for a lost or found animal.

Dog off-leash areas (dog parks)

Council provides over 135 dog off-leash areas (commonly known as dog parks) in parks across Brisbane. We even have dog parks specifically designed for small dogs.

Requirements for cat and dog owners

Learn about the requirements for keeping a cat or dog in Brisbane, including dog registration and microchipping.


Cat and dog permits

Council regulates the keeping of cats and dogs under the Animals Local Law 2017. Find out when you need a permit.

Breaches and fines

As a pet owner, you are responsible to ensure your pet is registered, healthy, safe and does not create a nuisance in your neighbourhood. Find Council's requirements and fines and how to report a breach and pay an animal fine.

Dangerous, menacing and restricted dogs

Learn how a dog can be declared dangerous or menacing. Find out the restricted dog breeds in Brisbane.

Animal noise

Find out what constitutes an animal noise nuisance, how animal noise complaints are handled and how to report a noise nuisance.

Declared regulated animals

An animal, other than a dog, may be investigated and declared regulated in certain situations.