Council's Local Law & Subordinate Law (Animal Management) contains the various requirements for the keeping of pets in the town area.

Murweh Shire Council Local Laws


The owner of the animal is responsible for their pet's welfare and that the animal is kept within the local law and does not cause a nuisance to other people.   

  • A maximum of 2 dogs are permitted per property in the town residential areas
  • Dogs over three months must be registered annually
  • It is an offence to allow a dog to wander at large
  • Council officers may impound any dog found wandering at large
  • Fees are required to be paid prior to the release of any impounded animal
  • Dogs that attack or worry people may be declared dangerous

Dog Registration

Dog registrations are due on the 1st of July each year. Council offers a discounted registration fee for desexed and microchipped dogs of $30.00 each financial year, Council will require evidence to be attached to the registration application.

This is an initiative of the Murweh Shire Council to help dog owners comply with the new state government legislation aimed at reducing the number of unwanted dogs in Queensland. 

A Registration Form can be downloaded below, please complete and return form to Council office.

Dog Registration Form


Registration Type Fee

Desexed and Microchipped Dog (certificate must be presented)

Entire Dog Owned by Pensioner  $50.00
Entire Dog $91.00
Second Entire Dog  $120.00
Excess Dog Application $126.00
Excess Dog Permit Renewal $50.00
Replacement Tag $5.00


Dog Impoundment

All dogs impounded must be registered for the current year and pound fees paid in full before the dog can be released.

Impoundment Type Fee
1st Offence (Registered Dog)  $85.00
2nd Offence (Registered Dog) $100.00
1st Offence (Unregistered Dog) $254.00 + registration fees
Sustenance Fee Per Day  $20.00
Release Fee After Hours $300.00


Anti Barking Collar/ Dog & Cat Traps

Council offers anti-barking collars and dog/cat traps for hire at no charge, however, a bond of $50.00 is required. Replacement cost to be paid for lost or damaged items.

Anti Barking Collar Hire Form

Dog/Cat Trap Hire Form

Prepare For Your Pet in an Emergency

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