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REVIEW: Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Regulation 2009


Thursday, 21 February

The Regulation will expire on 1 September 2019.

The LGAQ has been advised that Biosecurity Queensland is currently conducting a short review of the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Regulation 2009 with the purpose of ensuring adequate provisions are maintained so that the purposes of the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 continue to be met. 

Biosecurity Queensland are seeking feedback on the Regulation in general, specific elements of the Regulation, and any deficiencies. 

It is important to note however, that this review does not consider amendments to the Act and as such the LGAQ will continue to advocate for this as a priority.

Further information on the review is included in a brief discussion paper

Provide your comments

Prior to giving consideration to making a submission to the Department, the LGAQ is seeking your input into this matter to gauge the extent of council concerns. If you wish your comments to be considered can you please advise the LGAQ contact, Robert Ferguson, Lead - Public Health and Waste via email on by Wednesday 27th February 2019.

If you wish to discuss this matter you can contact Robert Ferguson on 1300 542 700.


The regulation prescribes:

  • Training organisations and courses for approved implanters of microchips
  • Standards for microchips
  • Exemptions from the requirement to register dogs with local councils
  • Approved entities for exempting accredited members from registering as dog breeders
  • The Greyhound Adoption Program for decommissioning greyhounds.

As Biosecurity Queensland has been collaborating with a number of key stakeholders recently to implement Dog Breeder Registration, and few issues relating to the Regulation have arisen during those discussions, they do not anticipate major issues arising through this consultation.

Local Government Association of Queensland
LG House, 25 Evelyn Street, Newstead Qld 4006


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