• Last updated:
  • 31 Oct 2022

European Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) is a restricted invasive animal under the Biosecurity Act.

In Queensland rabbits must not be kept, moved, fed, given away, sold or released into the environment without a permit.


  • usually grey-brown with a pale belly (may also be ginger, black or white)
  • short front legs and long hind legs
  • long ears

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Similar Species:

European hares (Lepus europaeus) are known to occur in our local government area. Hares are not prohibited or restricted under the Biosecurity Act. There is no need to report a sighting of a hare.

If you see a rabbit report it to council as soon as possible