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. Brisbane City Council maintains a register for lost and found animals in Brisbane.


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 pet.

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. Find out more.

Requirements for cat and dog owners

Learn about the requirements for keeping a cat or dog, 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

Find the requirements for animal owners and the fines for breaching them. Find out how to report a breach and how to 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.