On this site you will find information relating to animal management in the South Burnett Region. Click on the links below to be directed to the relevant information, or alternatively, email a general animal enquiry through to Council's Compliance Team.
Approved Systematic Inspection Program 14-01-2021
In accordance with section 114 of the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 (the Act) notice is hereby given that the South Burnett Regional Council intends to conduct an Approved Systematic Inspection Program to ensure that all dogs are registered in accordance with the Act.
The program will commence Monday 1 February 2021 for a period of five (5) months ending Wednesday 30 June 2021.
The properties to be included in the Systematic Inspection Program are potentially all properties within the South Burnett area, both within and without the designated town areas, including rural areas.
Inspections will be conducted between 8.00am and 5.00pm Monday to Saturday during this period.
All dogs over the age of three (3) months are obliged to be registered with the local authority, in which the animal resides, as required by the state’s Animal Management legislation. This systematic inspection program seeks to proactively check to see if animal owners are complying with their obligations.
Council has the ability to undertake these house inspections in order to ascertain compliance with the legislation. The Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 provides the necessary head of power to carry out the registration checking activities.
A copy of this information can be purchased ($2.00 per copy) at any of Council’s Customer Service Centres.
For more information, please contact Council’s Animal Management Branch on (07) 4189 9100 or email Council.
Can't find what you are looking for or need some further assistance? Contact Council's Compliance Section here.
Fees and Charges
Peruse Council's current Fees and Charges.
Council's Local Law and Subordinate Local Law 2 has provisions for the keeping of additional animals under certain circumstances.
Animals Allowed by Property Size & Location
Conduct a search on your property to determine the maximum number of animals you can keep on your property without prior approval.
Barking is the most common animal behaviour problem Council is asked to deal with. Find more information regarding what can be done when barking dogs become a nuisance
Dangerous, Menacing & Restricted Dogs
Pet owners are responsible and legally liable for the actions of their animals. Find information on dog attacks and declared dangerous, menacing and restricted dogs
Find designated dog off-leash areas within the South Burnett region.
The Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 requires that all dogs over the age of 12 weeks are registered with Council. Find forms and fees in this section.
Keeping of Animals
As a responsible pet owner, you have an obligation to care for the health and wellbeing of your pet, as well as a duty to ensure your animal’s activities don’t interfere with your neighbours or the environment.
Council's Saleyard facilities, stock clearing facilities and stock route water facilities.
Lost, Found & Impounded Animals
This section includes information for if your pet has gone missing, found animals and impounding fees.
Straying & Roaming Animals
Wandering pets and livestock can cause a danger to motorists as well as property owners and the general public.