Animal Permits

Cats and Dogs

The Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 requires domestic cats and dogs to be microchipped, and dogs to be registered with council from the age of 12 weeks.

Do you need an approval to keep more than two cats and dogs?

You will need to apply for an approval to keep more than two cats and dogs if you have:

  • More than two dogs over the age of 12 weeks on any property, except where any additional dog is a working dog.
  • One or more dogs over the age of 12 weeks on any property that contains multiple residential units.
  • More than two cats over the age of 12 weeks on any property.
  • One or more cats over the age of 12 weeks on any property that contains multiple residential units.

Poultry, roosters and cockerels

There is a limit on the number of poultry, roosters and cockerels you can have on your property. 

You cannot keep roosters on your property if it is less than 4000m2

Do you need an approval to keep birds?

You do if you have:

  • More than 25 birds on an urban property.
  • More than 20 poultry on an urban property that is 800m2 or greater.

Poultry fact sheet

For information on all animals regulated through council, refer to our local laws:

Keeping of more than prescribed number of animals – Application for approval/renewal - Gympie Regional Council Local Law No. 1 (Administration) 2011, Gympie Regional Council Local Law No.2 (Animal Management) 2011

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