Domestic Animals Domestic Animals

The Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 requires that all dogs and cats throughout the shire must be registered.  The Act also requires that all cats and dogs must be microchipped when purchased or given away.

Your most important responsibilities as a dog owner are:

  • register your dog before they reach three months of age and every year after that
  • ensure your dog always wears its collar and tag
  • walk your dog on a lead when in a public place, except in off-leash areas
  • keep your dog quiet (see barking dogs)
  • keep your dog in your yard
  • don’t let your dog attack or frighten people or animals (see dangerous , menacing and restricted dogs)
  • pick up after your dog when it is in a public place
  • Queensland Government legislation now requires your dog to be microchipped in certain circumstances.

Council encourages residents to consider the benefits of desexing pets in an aim to reduce the breeding and to prevent unwanted kittens or puppies being abandoned.

State Government Animal Management Act Introduction
The State Government has introduced the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008. This Act regulates the way that Councils in Queensland manage aggressive dogs, registration of cats and dogs, de-sexing incentives and the requirement to microchip animals.

 

SUMMARY
OF
REQUIREMENTS

Cats or dogs that are under 12 weeks of age

Cats or dogs 12 weeks and over

Already own

a cat or dog

12 weeks and over

Buying/selling a cat or dog

Giving away a cat or dog (at any age)

Do I need to register my cat or dog with Council?

Recommended, however not compulsory until 12 weeks of age

Yes

It's compulsory

Yes

It's compulsory

Yes

It's compulsory

Yes

It's compulsory

Do I need to microchip my cat or dog?

Yes

It's compulsory

Yes

It's compulsory

No,

but it's recommended

Yes

It's compulsory

Yes

It's compulsory

Do I need to have my cat or dog desexed?

No,

but it's recommended

No,

but it's recommended

No,

but it's recommended

No,

but it's recommended

No,

but it's recommended

 

Dog owners are also reminded that-
  • A permit is required to keep three dogs on any land (except land which is the subject of a kennel permit).  Approval of permit is at Counil's discretion and only if applicants meet the necessary criteria.

 

Animal Application and Fees

 

Animal Registration Fees

 

Fact Sheets

Dog Off-Leash Area in Thargomindah