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 is 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 both the well-being of residents in our City and that of our animals.
Did you know it's now compulsory for all owners to register their cats through Ipswich City Council?
See Cats for more information and to complete your online registration.
Contact Council on (07) 3810 6666 for all animal enquiries. If you have an urgent after hours matter, an officer can be contacted by using the above number.
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.
Click on the links below to find out more information about:
If you encounter injured wildlife in Ipswich, please contact the following injured wildlife specialists:
Phone numbers for Injured Wildlife
Ipswich Koala Protection Society - 24 hours
(Rescue all wildlife but specialise in Koalas)
Ruth - (07) 5464 6274 or 0419 760 127
Helen - (07) 3282 5035 or 0417 604 761
(07) 3426 9999
National Parks & Wildlife
1300 130 372
0413 028 081
Noahs Ark Wildlife Coalition - 24 hours
(07) 3807 3404
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.