Townsville City Animals
These pages provide information about your obligations as a pet owner in Townsville, and services and facilities offered by Council including off leash dog parks and the Animal Care and Adoption Centre.
As a responsible pet owner you have an obligation to care for the health and well-being of your animal.
The following pets have been rescued from the streets of Townsville. They have not had registration disks or any form of identification on them to allow us to return them home.
All animals available for adoption at the Townsville Animal Care and Adoption Centre have been vet checked, desexed, microchipped and registered or approved. Please note that adoptions are by appointment only.
Information on registering your dog or cat and animal management legislation.
A listing of dog off leash areas across the city.
Information, processes and legislation relating to dog attacks.
Information on why dogs bark and what residents can do to solve the problem.
Advice on what to do with your pets before and during a disaster.
There are several permanent and temporary flying fox camps around the Townsville region, including in the mangroves at the mouth of most of our major waterways (Bohle, Ross and Haughton Rivers) as well as smaller camps closer to urban areas and on Magnetic island.