From Queensland's Department of Agriculture and Fisheries brochure Can I have a pet rabbit?,
Why are pet rabbits illegal in Queensland?
Rabbits are Australia's most destructive agricultural and environmental introduced animal pest, [...]
Can I get a permit for a pet rabbit?
A permit cannot be issued for keeping pet rabbits of any
variety for any private purpose.
A permit to keep domestic rabbits in Queensland can only
be approved if the animal is being kept for an approved
- certain forms of public entertainment (e.g. magic show
- scientific and research purposes
What if it is in a secure enclosure and desexed?
It is often suggested that rabbits should be allowed as pets if they have been desexed and registered. Although desexed and contained rabbits pose minimal risk to the environment and agriculture, there are practical obstacles involved for the mandatory desexing of privately owned animals. [...]