Dangerous, menacing and restricted dogs

Brisbane City Council may declare your dog dangerous if it:

  • has seriously attacked a person or another animal
  • has acted in a way that caused fear to a person or another animal
  • was declared dangerous by another local government

Once your dog has been declared a dangerous dog, you will be given certain conditions to follow.

If a guard dog is declared dangerous, the conditions of a dangerous dog order will apply to the keeping of that dog in addition to the conditions of the guard dog permit. 

Menacing dogs

Brisbane City Council may declare your dog menacing if it: 

  • has attacked a person or another animal in way which would not be considered a serious attack
  • has acted in a way that caused fear to a person or another animal.

Once your dog has been declared menacing, you will be given certain conditions to follow.

Restricted dogs

The following breeds of dogs, including those that substantially meet the description of these breeds, are prohibited in Brisbane:

  • American pit-bull terrier  
  • American pit-bull terrier types
  • dogo argentino
  • fila brasileiro
  • Japanese tosa
  • presa canario.

Invasive pest animals

Dingoes and wild dogs are an invasive biosecurity matter under the provisions of the Biosecurity Act 2014. Dingoes and wild dogs pose a serious threat to native wildlife and domestic animals.

A dingo or wild dog is any free-ranging dog without an owner, this includes:

  • domestic dogs that have become feral
  • dingoes
  • dingo hybrids.

More information

For more information or to report a menacing dog or declare a dangerous dog, phone Council on 07 3403 8888.

01 July 2016