Animal Management Act Animal Management Act

Pets are a wonderful addition to any family; however it is important to understand your responsibilities as a pet owner. Mount Isa City Council is a proud supporter of responsible pet ownership. 

In 2008, the Queensland Government introduced the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008. The aim of this new Act is to establish a consistent approach to animal management in Queensland though mandatory identification and registration of cats and dogs.  The Act promotes the responsible ownership of cats and dogs and provides the effective management of “regulated” dogs.  

For more information regarding animal management in the Mount Isa City Council area, please click on the links below. 

Dog Registration

Dog registrations are designed to promote responsible dog ownership.

Dog registration also provides safety and security to your dog, you and the community. 

Registration of dogs helps Council reunite you and your dog should you be separated. 

Responsible Pet Ownership

How do I become a responsible pet owner?

  • Register your dog.
  • Desex your cat or dog at an early age.
  • Ensure your cat or dog is kept contained to your property at all times.
  • Identify your cat or dog with a collar and tag, or a microchip.
  • Provide clean, fresh water at all times.
  • Cats or dogs that wander are in danger of being injured or killed by a car, impounded or stolen.
  • Choosing a breed of dog or cat that is suitable to your home and lifestyle.
  • Socialising your dog as a young puppy so it feels at ease around people and other animals and teaching it correct behaviour.
  • Exercise your dog regularly. Always walk your dogs on a leash and under the control of a responsible person while in public places.
  • Controlling barking dogs.
  • Keeping your dog or cat healthy by ensuring that its vaccinations are up to date, and that it receives a healthy and balanced diet.

Benefits of Animal Registration 

What are the benefits of Animal Registration?

  • Ensures your compliance with state legislation and Council’s Local Laws.
  • Promotes responsible pet ownership.
  • Minimises euthanasia rates of unclaimed impounded cats or dogs.
  • Having your dog or cat desexed will also reduce your registration fees

Regulated Dogs

The Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 enhances community safety through the introduction of statewide management of regulated dogs from 1 July 2009.

A regulated dog is a dog that is subject to legal regulations. There are three types of regulated dog in Queensland

  • Declared Dangerous Dogs
  • Declared Menacing Dogs
  • Restricted Dogs

For further information regarding regulated dogs please click on the below or contact Council's Local Laws Department on 47473200.