Owning a pet comes with certain responsibilities - get up to speed on your responsibilities as a pet owner by watching these short videos.
In this handbook you will find information on how to care for your dog, strategies to prevent your dog causing public nuisance or injury and the legal requirements for owning a dog in Rockhampton.
The Part of the Pack program is a free educational program offered to early learning childhood centres; primary schools; outside school hours care groups and vacation care centres.
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.
Don't forget to notify Council of your lost pet as soon as possible. This information assists Animal Management Officers making a match if your pet is impounded without identification.
In accordance with the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 dogs in the Rockhampton Region must be registered. Cats do not require registration.
Desexing your pet is important for their health and also reducing unwanted litters. Apply here for Council's $50 desexing discount voucher.
Excessive barking is a nuisance to neighbours and should be addressed.
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Owning a cat comes with responsibilities. If you fail to comply with the laws associated with owning a cat you could face a fine.
Owning a dog comes with responsibilities. If you fail to comply with the laws associated with owning a dog you could face a fine.
Being the owner of a pet is a HUGE responsibility. When you buy or adopt a dog or a cat they become a member of your family.
The Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 has been introduced to establish a consistent approach to animal management in Queensland.
The Queensland Government has introduced new laws to promote the responsible breeding of dogs. Any person who breeds a dog requires a Supply Number within 28 days of a litter being born.
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.
When your pet goes missing there are a number of things you can do to help find them.
Click here to find out more about the Animal Management Strategy
To keep your dog healthy, happy and safe, Council is helping eligible dog owners to access discounted vaccinations and microchipping as part of our Vaccination and Microchip initiative.
Rockhampton Regional Council acknowledges Australian'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