Information for pet owners

If you own an animal or are considering buying one, you need to be aware of your responsibilities for that animal. Having a pet is a big responsibility. As a minimum, you must provide proper food, shelter and care for your pet. You should find out if there are specific needs for the type of animal you are thinking about buying.

It is illegal to keep some types of animals, such as rabbits, in Queensland. This is because many introduced animals have become serious pests. Make sure the animal you want to keep is not illegal in Queensland.

Choosing and caring for your pet

Your responsibilities when owning a pet

Prohibited pets

Laws for pet owners in Queensland

Last updated 22 January 2015