Fire restrictions are in place in the Central Goldfields Shire. For more information on fire restrictions, visit the
Information on how to register your pet including microchipping and desexing
A guide to local laws surrounding pet and animal ownership in the Central Goldfields Shire.
Residents are allowed to keep up to two dogs and/or two cats without a permit in a residential area and up to six dogs and four cats in a rural/farming area.
The Central Goldfields Shire Pound is Council-owned and operated and cares for hundreds of lost and surrendered animals every year, including cats, dogs and various livestock including sheep, pigs, horses, poultry and cattle.
The Central Goldfields Shire Pound is an ideal place to visit if you are looking for a new animal addition to the family.
The Central Goldfields Shire has one designated 'Off-Leash Dog Park' area where dogs can socialise and meet other dogs and owners can make new friends too.
Livestock on roads pose a great danger to motorists. If you own or provide agistment for livestock, you must set up and maintain adequate fencing so the animals you keep on your land cannot escape.
If you find an injured domestic animal or livestock, contact our Local Laws team.
Central Goldfields Shire Council
Customer Service Centre, 22 Nolan Street, Maryborough,
Phone: 03 5461 0610