A former detective's worried Australia's attempt at outlawing the Mongrel Mob could be more dangerous than safe.

Queensland police have started banning biker gangs and treating them as criminal organisations.

Although the public says they feel safer, it's feared it will result in driving gangs underground and into anti-social behaviour.

Former senior detective and police crisis negotiator Lance Burdett says the right approach would be to work with them not against them.

The Mongrel Mob is the 28th entity to be outlawed by Queensland police.