Welcome to the Queensland Parliament web site - accessibility access keys available by clicking here or by using access key 9, sitemap available under access key 2Skip to Main Content or by using access key 0View Access KeysGo to sitemapGo to useful linksGo to contact usGo to latest sitting weekGo to current members listView Access KeysRemote Access

Allow companion dogs in cafes

Eligibility - Queensland citizens

Principal Petitioner:

Suzanne Wright
22 Berrima Row

Total Signatures - 2147

Sponsoring Member: Steve Dickson MP

Posting Date: 2/07/2010

Closing Date: 25/10/2010

Tabled Date: 26/10/2010

Responded By: Hon Paul Lucas MP on 26/11/2010

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland citizens draws to the attention of the House that companion dogs, provided they are on leash, should be allowed to sit in the outside areas of restaurants and cafés with their owner, at the discretion of the restaurant or café owner. Companion dogs would not be permitted access to outside areas through the inside of, or through food preparation areas and would be expected to sit next to or under the dog owners seat.


Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to amend the State Laws in line with some other States in allowing for companion dogs to be with their owners in the outside area of alfresco dining areas at the restaurant owner's discretion.