Animal biosecurity and welfare
The Queensland Government is committed to ensuring that all animals in Queensland have appropriate standards of welfare.
Biosecurity Queensland, a service of the department, is the government's lead agency for animal welfare activities in Queensland. We develop, monitor and enforce animal welfare policy, legislation and standards, and educate the community about animal welfare.
Requirements for registrable biosecurity entities
Legal requirements for animal owners and keepers to register with Biosecurity Queensland.
Animal welfare and ethics
Find information about how the Queensland Government is committeed to ensuring that all animals in Queensland have appropriate standards of welfare
Animal health, pests and diseases
General animal health and disease information as well as surveillance and control programs
You need the proper licences and permits to exhibit animals in Queensland. Find out your legal obligations for exhibiting animals in zoos, circuses, parks, etc.
Moving and selling livestock
Information about moving and selling livestock in Queensland
A-Z list of pest animals, impacts and how to manage pest animals on your property, prohibited pets, pest ants, marine pests, the Queensland feral pest initiative and more
Biosecurity planning to protect your property
Unauthorised entry at places where animals are kept can pose biosecurity risks. Update or develop a biosecurity management plan and take action to support the security of your property