We are often asked questions about dog and cat registration and Local Government regulations regarding pet ownership. Here is some information and links that may answer some of these questions.
Dog and Cat Registration
All dogs must be registered with the Sunshine Coast Regional Council every year and wear a council-issued registration tag when in public. This assists council to reunite dogs with their owners should they become separated.
Dog Parks and Off Leash Areas
Check out a list of dog off-leash area . The directory lists parks and other outdoor facilities on Sunshine Coast.
Your dog = your responsibilty
Owners are required to manage their dog in a responsible way, ensuring that the animal is not only cared for but also compliant with all relevant laws. All dogs born after 1 July 2009 must be microchipped. Click to download a fact sheet.
Your cat = your responsibilty
When a cat becomes part of your family you become responsible for its health, welfare and the impact it has on your surrounding community. All cats born after 1 July 2009 must be microchipped. Click to download a fact sheet.