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The number of dogs you can keep on your property depends on your property size. The table below shows how many dogs you can keep under our Local Laws.


Property Size (square meters)

Without Animal keeping approval

With Animal keeping approval

Units, Townhouses, Multi-Dwelling Premises including retirement/mature age villages

Not applicable

1 dog

2 dogs

Domestic Dogs

0 to 350

1 dog

2 dogs

351 to 500

2 dogs

Not applicable

501 to 1,000

2 dogs

3 dogs

1,001 to 2,000

2 dogs

4 dogs

Over 2,000

4 dogs

Not applicable

Foster Carers

As above

Not applicable

Subject to Council approval and special conditions.

Prescribed dogs (e.g. greyhounds, show dogs, agility dogs, herding / trial dogs)

Subject to approval and special conditions from Council and recognised associations. 


To apply for an animal keeping approval, please see Animal keeping local laws and permits.

If you rent a property, have a body corporate or live in a retirement village you will need to get approval from your landlord, body corporate or the management of the retirement village to lodge with your application.

You may need a development approval if you want to keep more dogs than an animal keeping approval allows. For more information please see Development in Logan.

General requirements

All dogs living in Logan must be registered with us and microchipped.

As a responsible pet owner, you must make sure your dog does not cause:

  • a build-up of animal faeces
  • breeding or harbouring of flies or vermin
  • damage to property
  • harm to human health or safety
  • nuisance
  • significant disruption or annoyance to your neighbour’s.

For more information about barking dogs, dog enclosure requirements and keeping your dog under effective control, please see Pets and Animals.

Foster carers

Foster carers may keep up to nine dogs for a determined length of time with approval from us.

Foster carers registered with other relevant agencies must get approval and abide by our Subordinate Local law 4.1. For more information about the approval process please call us on 07 3412 3412 or email us at  

For more information about Animal Keeping Local Laws, please visit Local Law No. 4 (Animal Management) 2002, or Subordinate Local Law No. 4.1 (Animal Management) 2002 (PDF 474 KB).