Owning a dog comes with responsibilities. If you fail to comply with the laws associated with owning a dog you could face a fine.
There are a lot of responsibilities when owning a dog.
Excessive barking is a nuisance to neighbours and should be addressed.
Regular exercise will improve the mental health and physical wellbeing of both you and your dog. It's also proven to reduce nuisance behaviour such as barking, digging holes and destructive outbursts.
Not only is it against the law to allow your dog to wander, pets wandering at large can pose a serious public health and safety risk.
As a pet owner you are responsible for providing an adequate enclosure to contain your pet to ensure the safety of other people, animals and wildlife.
Owning multiple dogs comes with responsibilities. If you fail to comply with the laws associated with owning multiple dogs you could face a fine.
Under the Animal Management (Cats & Dogs) Act 2008 dogs identified as restricted are required to have a permit and registration. If you are a victim of a dog attack contact Council immediately.
A well behaved dog will have a much better quality of life, as its owners will want to spend more time with it and it will be much better behaved out in public.
Disasters be unpredictable and result in hazardous conditions for your family including your pet. When you prepare for disaster, don’t forget your pet!
Cats and dogs are natural predators and will hunt for sport, even if they are well fed.
In accordance with the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 dogs in the Rockhampton Region must be registered. Cats do not require registration.
In accordance with the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 cats and dogs must be microchipped before:reaching 12 weeks of age; being sold; being given away.
Rockhampton Regional Council acknowledges Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we live, learn and work. We pay our respect to their Elders, both past and present, and to our shared future.
Customer Service Centres:
Rockhampton - 232 Bolsover Street
Gracemere - 1 Ranger Street
Mount Morgan - 32 Hall Street
Phone: 07 4932 9000 or 1300 22 55 77
Fax: 07 4936 8862 or 1300 22 55 79