Prohibited Animals Prohibited Animals

What animals are or are not allowed within areas of the Gladstone Region?

Below is excerpts from Subordinate Local Law No. 2 (Animal Management) 2011 which outlines how many animals/species are allowed to reside on any one allotment. Copies of the Local Laws are available on Councils Website (download).

Circumstances in which the keeping of animal/s are PROHIBITED are as follows –

Dog/s

  • more than 4 dogs over the age of 3 months on an allotment in a designated town area.
  • more than 1 dog over the age of 3 months on premises which are multi-residential premises.
  • any of the following breeds, and a crossbreed of any of the following breeds, anywhere in the local government area: American pit bull terrier or pit bull terrier; dogo Argentino; fila Brasileiro; Japanese tosa; Perro de Presa Canario or Presa Canario.

Cat/s

  • more than 4 cats over the age of 3 months on an allotment in a designated town area.

Note: In relation to cats and dogs, if a person wants to keep more than two (2) dogs/cats in a designated town area that is less than 10,000m2 in size, a permit to keep more than allowable animals will need to be approved.  Complete the applicable form (download) and return to Council along with a non-refundable application fee.

Horse

  • a horse on an allotment with an area less than 4000 m2.
  • more than 1 horse on an allotment with an area between 4000m2 and 6000m2.
  • more than 2 horses on an allotment with an area between 6001m2 and 10000m2.
  • more than 4 horses on an allotment with an area between 10001m2 and 20000m2.
  • more than 6 horses on an allotment with an area between 20001m2 and 40000m2.

Poultry (other than a rooster)

  • More than 6 poultry on an allotment with an area less than 1500m2
  • More than 10 poultry on an allotment with an area less than 4000m2

Rooster

  • A rooster in a designated town area

Donkey, Cow, Bull, Camel, Deer, Sheep, Goat, Llama or Pig

This item applies to all of the following—

  1. a donkey;
  2. a cow;
  3. a bull;
  4. a camel;
  5. a deer;
  6. other domesticated animals of a similar size other than a horse; a sheep; a goat; a llama; OR
  7. other domesticated animals of a similar size; a pig.
  • An animal to which this item applies on an allotment with an area less than 10000m2.
  • More than 4 animals to which this item 4 applies on an allotment with an area between 10000m2 and 20000m2.
  • More than 6 animals to which this item 4 applies on an allotment with an area between 20001m2 and 40000m2.

Duck, Goose, Turkey or Guinea Fowl

This item 7 applies to all of the following—

  1. a duck or drake;
  2. a goose or gander;
  3. a turkey hen or turkey cock; OR
  4. a guinea fowl.
  • A bird to which this item applies on an allotment with an area less than 1000m2.

Peacock, Ostrich or Emu

This item applies to all of the following—

  1. a peacock or peahen;
  2. an ostrich;
  3. an emu.
  • A bird to which this item applies on an allotment with an area less than 4000m2.

Bees

unless each of the owner of, and responsible person for, the bees is—

  • a registered beekeeper under the Apiaries Act 1982; or
  • the holder of a permit to keep bees under the Apiaries Act 1982.

Racing Pigeons

  • More than 20 racing pigeons on an allotment in a designated town area.

IMPORTANT NOTE: A prohibition prescribed in this schedule does not apply to the keeping of an animal or animals on premises if —

  • the animal or animals were kept on the premises before the commencement of the authorising local law; and
  • the keeping of the animal did not contravene any provision of a previous local law.
     

Conversion: 1 ha = 10,000 m2 or 1 acre = 4046.856 m2

For further information, please contact Council on (07) 4970 0700