Animal Control

Council's Local Law and Policies require that: The owner or keeper of a dog who keeps such dog on any premises which are not securely fenced or enclosed shall prevent such dog from wandering at large by means of securely tying or leashing the dog. Failing to prevent your dog being at large in a public place, not on a leash and/or the animal not being registered may result in an infringement notice being issued.

Sadly, most dogs that go to the pound will never be claimed by their owner. If you lose your dog, contact Council as soon as possible.

Animals are able to be collected by appointment from an authorised Officer between 8am and 3pm, Monday to Friday (excl. public holidays). Contact your local Customer Service Centre to arrange the release of an animal.


Impounded dogs will be held for a maximum of 72 hours (three working days) at the Pound and if not released the animal will be euthanized. Fees apply for the release of impounded dogs. Charges are significantly higher if the dog is unregistered.

Emergency Contacts

Please call (07) 4621 6600 for emergencies. Please contact Council Officers for emergencies only.