Owning a dog


In Queensland, all dogs must be:

  • Registered with the local council before they are 12 weeks old and within 14 days of moving to a new local council area
  • Microchipped - ensuring details are kept up to date so your pet can be identified and returned to you if lost
  • Contained on their property or on a lead/under effective control when they are not on their property
  • Cleaned up after both at home and when out walking - "scoop the poop"
  • Provided with appropriate food, shelter and care