Dogs wandering at large in Shire towns may be seized and impounded by Council Officers.
Cats may be impounded by residents in town areas by hiring a trap from Council.
Release of Animals
Animals may only be released from the pound after full payment of impounding and sustenance fees, and where applicable registration fees and microchipping fees. Fees may be paid at the Council Chambers. All impounded dogs and cats are required to be registered and microchipped prior to release.
Impounded animals will be released by appointment - contact Council on 4992 9500 to arrange a mutually convenient time.
The Biloela Pound is located on State Farm Road, Biloela. Travel through the round-a-bout and continue down State Farm Road towards Tognolini-Baldwin Rd. The pound is situated on the left hand side just after the creek crossing. Proceed through the open gateway and follow the dirt road to the pound buildings at the far end of the road.
Holding time for impounded animals
Dogs and Cats: Three (3) working days for Non-Registered Five (5) working days for Registered, after which they are offered for re-homing.
Horses, Cattle, Goats: Five (5) working days, after which they are sold at auction.
Re-homing of unclaimed Cats & Dogs
Council fully promotes the re-homing of unclaimed cats and dogs. If you feel you could offer an animal a second chance please contact Council. To adopt an animal from the pound the animal will have to be microchipped & registered.
Details of animals available for adoption may be found on Council's Facebook page: Banana Shire Council Animals.
Council may accept dogs or cats that an owner no longer wants, but a surrender fee is payable. It is preferred that the owner either have the animal destroyed by a vet or find an alternative home themselves.
Unfortunately Council cannot act in animal welfare matters. RSPCA and the Biosecurity Qld (DAFF) are the responsible agencies. Biosecurity Qld generally handles matters involving commercial activities and the RSPCA handles matters involving companion animals. There is a regional RSPCA office located in Rockhampton, however if RSPCA officers are not available, or if you are located over 200km from Rockhampton, your local DAFF Stock Inspector may be able to assist. Contact the RSPCA on 1300 852 188 or the DAFF (Department of Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry) call centre on 132523.