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PLEASE NOTE: Council made the decision on 24 May 2016 to cease mandatory cat registration as of 1 July 2016.

Council acknowledges the many social, health and economic benefits of animal ownership in Ipswich. While animals provide a wealth of benefits to their owners, it's important for the health and well-being of our community, as well as the ongoing protection of our environment, that Council works with residents to ensure animals are appropriately cared for and managed.

Council has a range of programs, initiatives and information which are all designed to assist residents in their ownership of animals, including outdoor activities with dogs, applications for permits, tips for purchasing the right pet for your home, and the steps to locating lost animals.

With your help and commitment to these initiatives, Council can continue to provide a healthy, socially-just environment for the wellbeing of both the residents and animals of our city.

Cat and Dog Management Plan

To help us plan for a future that includes cats and dogs as valued member of our community, Council has developed a strategic plan.

The Cat and Dog Management Plan will help Council plan for population growth for not only humans but cats and dogs also, as one in four Ipswich residents has four legs.

Cat and Dog Management Plan 2010 - 2013 (PDF, 1.2 MB)

Click on the links below to find out more information about:

Injured Wildlife

If you encounter injured wildlife in Ipswich, please contact the following injured wildlife specialists:

Injured Wildlife - Contact Numbers

Ipswich Koala Protection Society - 24 hours

(Rescue all wildlife but specialises in Koalas)

Ruth - (07) 5464 6274 or 0419 760 127



(07) 3426 9999

National Parks & Wildlife

1300 130 372

If the injured wildlife is likely to cause a traffic hazard or other emergency situation (such as an injured kangaroo on a busy road), please contact the police.