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Deceased Animals

For sick or injured wildlife, see Sick or Injured Wildlife.

Council can arrange collection and disposal of deceased animals from public land and private property.

Deceased domestic animals

For removal of deceased domestic animals from:

  • Council roads, footpaths, parks and water bodies - contact Council on (07) 3412 3412
  • Logan Motorway - contact go via on 13 33 31 and press 5 to report a hazard
  • Pacific Motorway - contact Queensland Government Traffic and Travel Information on 13 19 40

Cats and dogs are scanned for a microchip during collection. Owners will be contacted where possible if a microchip is detected. We regret that a pet's body cannot be returned to its owner.

For removal of deceased domestic animals from private property, please contact Council on (07) 3412 3412. The service incurs an upfront fee of:

  • Small animals (e.g. dogs, cats) - $57
  • Medium animals (e.g. sheep, pigs, goats) - $252
  • Large animals (horse/cattle) - $575 - please note, a copy of a veterinary certificate clearing a horse or donkey of Hendra virus must be provided to Council before collection can occur

Backyard burial of deceased domestic animals is allowed. The hole is required to be at least 1 metre deep and the soil compacted so that other animals cannot dig it up.

If a horse is suspected of suffering from Hendra virus, the owner should contact Biosecurity Queensland on 13 25 23 for advice. Their website can be found at https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/biosecurity.

Disposal of deceased domestic animals delivered to the Browns Plains Waste & Recycling Facility between 8am and 3:30pm:

  • Small animals from domestic premises - $25
  • Medium animals from domestic premises -  $50
  • Large animals from domestic premises - $146

Deceased wildlife

For removal of wildlife from:

  • Council roads, footpaths, parks and water bodies - contact Council on (07) 3412 3412
  • Power lines - contact Energex on 13 12 53 (Energex attends and removes the animal from the lines, then animal is bagged and left at the power pole for Council to arrange disposal)
  • Logan Motorway - contact go via on 13 33 31 and press 5 to report a hazard
  • Pacific Motorway - contact Queensland Government Traffic and Travel Information on 13 19 40

If wildlife has died in your yard, there is no charge for its removal. Council's contractor is not allowed to enter roof spaces to remove possums, rats or mice, due to safety reasons. Alternative arrangements will need to be made.

Deceased animals requiring removal can be reported via email, but please note this will take longer to action compared to a phone request. You can send an email to council@logan.qld.gov.au.