Cat and dog management

The Agriculture and Forestry Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 was passed by the Queensland Parliament on 10 September 2013. The amendments related to management of cats and dogs will come into effect shortly. As a result, cat registration will no longer be required in some local government areas. More information will be available soon.


A number of resources are available to help local councils with the implementation of the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008.


Regulated dogs register

Authorised local council officers are able to access the state wide regulated dogs register (RDR) to enter or access information regarding regulated dogs within their area. Login to the regulated dogs register (for authorised local government officers only).

If you experience any service difficulties with the register please contact the EABS Help Desk via:


Phone: (07) 3330 4020

Dangerous dog discussion paper

In February 2012 the discussion paper 'Management of dangerous and potentially dangerous dogs in Queensland' was released for public consultation. The key issues of this discussion paper were:

  • civil liability
  • penalties for attack offences
  • managing potentially dangerous dogs
  • appeal rights and time frames
  • destruction powers for local governments.

Submissions on the discussion paper closed 16 April 2012.

The department has been provided copies of all submissions received and is currently considering the comments.