Pet rules Queensland: Cars, Cycles and Rentals


Queensland Pet Restrictions for in a car and rental Tenancy and more.

In Queensland you must not drive with a pet on your lap and you must have proper control of the vehicle. If a ‘roaming’ pet in your vehicle causes you to be distracted from driving, then you could receive a fine and/or loss of demerit points. The rider of a bicycle must not lead an animal, including by tethering the animal to the bicycle or having your dog run beside you. There are no strict cat curfew laws in Queensland but may vary across the councils.

Check your local council for more information. In Queensland, when you and your dog are out in public you must walk your dog on a leash unless you are within a designated dog off-leash enclosure or park. Landlords in Queensland must give permission and are free to ‘reasonably’ refuse requests, with an estimated one in 10 rentals being pet-friendly. Tenants may only keep pets if the tenancy agreements states that this is allowed. If you are already renting and want to get a pet, permission must be gained and then the lease adjusted to state that you may have pets on the property