Animal Shelters and Pound
  • Last updated:
  • 03 Apr 2017

The council pound is located at 48 Sippy Creek Road, Tanawha.

If your animal has been impounded, all fees must be paid before the animal is released. 

If your animal is registered, you can retrieve your dog or cat for free from council’s pound the first time it is impounded, this includes any animal returned home by an Authorised Officer.

If you have recently moved to the Sunshine Coast we will honour current reciprocal animal registrations, however you must register your animals within 14 days of arriving on the Coast.

Infringements may apply for animal related offences. 

Payment plans will not be accepted and all fees, charges and registrations must be paid in full prior to release.

Dogs and cats are held for a minimum of three working days before relocation or for being assessed for euthanasia. 

Location and office hours

48 Sippy Creek Road
Tanawha Qld 4556
Phone: (07) 5439 8000

Monday to Friday: 8.15 am to 6.00 pm
Saturday: 9.00 am to 12.00 pm
Closed Sundays and public holidays

Payment options

Visa, MasterCard, EFTPOS, and cash.

Purchasing animals

The pound does not sell animals. However suitable unclaimed dogs and cats are rehoused through the Sunshine Coast Animal Refuge (SCAR), 4 Paws Animal Rescue and RSPCA.