Animal Management

A pet can be man’s (or woman’s) best friend, but having a pet is also a serious responsibility.

Anyone who owns a pet within Paroo Shire has a duty to be a responsible pet owner, as members of the community have a right to live without negative interference from other people’s pets.

Below are Council's forms and fact sheets around cat/dog registration, permits for more than two animals, etc.

Registering your dog/s

Registering your dog/s ensures that your pet can be returned to you if it becomes lost, and fees go towards providing animal management services to the community and training staff to deal with animal-related emergencies. 

It is a state requirement that all dogs in Queensland are microchipped and registered with their local council. 

  • First entire dog: $65.00
  • Second entire animal (and working dogs): $85.00
  • Dangerous dog registration: $800.00
  • Desexed dog: $35.00
  • Second desexed dog: $55.00
  • Aged pensioners discount: $10.00 off / animal

When your dog/s are registered you receive one free release for that animal over the registration period and discounts on parvo vaccinations, which will cost you less overall. All unregistered dogs found wandering will cost the owner five times the amount of the usual registration fee.

For more information contact Council on 4655 8400.

How many dogs can I own?

Any occupier of a residence inside a town area within the Paroo Shire can only own a maximum of 2 dogs. For people wishing to own more than 2 dogs a completed Excess Animal and Breeders Permit Application must be submitted to Council along with a nonrefundable $60.00 application fee.

If the application is successful, you will then be notified in writing to register all said dogs outlined in the original application. If the application is unsuccessful then you will be notified in writing to remove the said dogs outlined in the original application from the property by a set date. Failure to comply with then notice may result in fine and seizure of the said animals. 

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