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Dangerous and Restricted Animals
What animals are or are not allowed within areas of the Gladstone Region?
Below are excerpts from Subordinate Local Law No. 2 (Animal Management) 2011 which outlines how many animals/species are allowed to reside on any one allotment.
Circumstances in which the keeping of animal/s are PROHIBITED are as follows:
- 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 or 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
- Presa Canario.
Owners of these breeds must apply to register their animals as restricted dogs with Council and comply with the following controls as listed in the Animal Management (Cats & Dogs) Act 2008.
- Identification - The dog must at all times, wear a collar with an attached identifying tag
- Muzzling and effective control in public - The dog must not be in a public place unless it is muzzled and under the effective control of someone who has the control of no more than 2 dogs of any breed or type at the same time
- De-sexing - All restricted dogs must be desexed
- Enclosure - A childproof enclosure must be maintained for the dog at the premises on which the dog is kept.
- 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.
- 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.
- A rooster in a designated town area, this includes but is not limited to zones: residential, rural residential (all land zones other than rural).
Donkey, Cow, Bull, Camel, Deer, Sheep, Goat, Llama or Pig
This item applies to all of the following:
- A donkey, cow, bull, camel, deer, sheep, goat, llama, pig
- Other domesticated animals of a similar size other than a horse
- Other domesticated animals of a similar size.
- 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:
- a duck or drake;
- a goose or gander;
- a turkey hen or turkey cock; OR
- 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—
- a peacock or peahen;
- an ostrich;
- an emu.
- A bird to which this item applies on an allotment with an area less than 4000m2.
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.
- 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 clarity, multi-residential premises include:
- A residence which forms part of a group of two (2) or more residences in circumstances where two (2) or more of the residences of the group are directly adjacent to each other and share
a common wall; or
a ceiling in circumstances where one (1) residence is directly under the floor of another residence; and
- A residence situated on a lot which forms part of a community titles scheme as defined in the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997.
Therefore, any person/s residing in a premise on a property with more than one individual dwelling that can be sold separately, has a body corporate and contains common land that cannot be sold i.e. Driveway, gardens, courtyards, is only permitted to have 1 dog over the age of 3 months.
- Pets and Animals
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