- 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
Further information and resources:
- Rabbit control video
- DAF fact sheet
- European rabbit fact sheet [PDF, 505KB]
- Biosecurity Queensland website
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