Do I need body corporate permission to bring home a pet? – Chantelle, QLD

How do I submit a request to my body corporate to allow tenants to have a pet animal? I am finding it difficult to rent out my apartment and want to allow small pets to open a bigger market.

– Chantelle, QLD


Although the state laws allow pets, the body corporate may have special rules or by-laws regarding pet ownership and care. The first step is review the property by-laws to determine if pets are acceptable in your body corporate. Then, you should submit a pet application to the committee for their consideration. You can get this application form from your Body Corporate manager.

Please note, you will be accountable for your pet’s well-being and care. You should ensure your pet does not damage the common property.

You may refer to the Queensland Government website for more information about pet by-laws. Take a look at this article on how you can navigate pets in a body corporate property. You can also get in touch with your body corporate manager if you have specific questions.