Ranger

All animal management must comply with the stipulations of Local Law 2 Animal Management and Subordinate Local Law 2 Animal Management 2014.

As per Schedule 1 Prohibition on keeping animals, Section 5:

  • All dogs over twelve (12) weeks old must be registered with Council. Please contact the Council Administration office to register your animal or complete the Dog Registration Renewal Form (PDF) or New Animal Registration Form (PDF).
  • There can only be two (2) of each species registered to anyone allotment in the designated town area.
  • There can only be one (1) livestock animal, including but not limited to horses, cattle, camels, donkeys, per one (1) acre as well as a three (3) metre buffer from other allotment boundaries in the designated town area.
  • There can only be ten (10) hens per 500 square metres in the designated town area and must be located at the rear of the allotment. No roosters allowed in the designated town area.
  • All pigs are prohibited in the designated town area.

As per Schedule 8 Requirements for proper enclosure for animals, Section 13 for all animals:

  • The owner of an animal must provide a proper enclosure to contain the animal on the owner’s premises.
  • The premises must be fully fenced and the fence must be made of a strong and firm material to prevent the animal from escaping over, under or through the fence.
  • Any gate on the premises must be kept closed at all times, with an adequate latch to prevent the animal from escaping through the gate. Adequate water and shelter must be provided at all times.
  • Must be on a lead or harness when off premises and must be under the control of a competent person.

Golden rules

  • Register your animals
  • Walk your animals on a lead or harness
  • Contain your animals within your property
  • Pick up your animals faeces
  • Ensure your animal is not a nuisance

Animal welfare

Please be mindful that during hot days, animals should be provided with clean drinking water daily and adequate shade. If you believe an animal's welfare is compromised please call the RSPCA on 1300 264 625 or the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries on 13 25 23.

2018/19 Annual Dog Registration Fees

Dogs (between 1 July and 30 September) - per dog/bitch - 50% discount paid if paid within the advertised discount period.

  Cost (per dog/bitch) to register between 1 July 2019 and 30 September 2019
(Discounted period)
Cost (per dog/bitch) to register after 5pm on 30 September 2019
(After the discounted period)
Entire - Not microchipped or desexed $60.50 $121.00
Entire - Microchipped $38.00 $76.00
Desexed - Not Microchipped $23.00 $46.00
Desexed - Microchipped $12.50 $25.00
First dog owned by Pensioner with Concession Card (desexed & microchipped) $12.50 $25.00

Annual Application & Permit Fee – $230 Permit to keep more than 2 dogs – does not include registrations.

For helpful tips on what to do when selling or giving away a dog or puppy (PDF).

Pest Animal Bounty

Wild dogs and feral cats are established pest species within the Cloncurry region requiring ongoing pest management by landholders and Cloncurry Shire Council.

Council offers a bounty for wild dog scalps and cattails to assist in the control of these pests.

You can collect this bounty by completing the Wild Dog Scalp claim form (DOC) and contacting Councils Ranger on 07 4742 4100 to make an appointment. Council collects wild dog scalps between the hours of 8:30 am and 2:30 pm, weekdays.