Dogs must registered within 14 days of being on a property or when they reach 3 months of age. Dog registrations are annual and are renewed between 1 July and 31 August each year.
The information enables local Councils to keep a register of dogs in the area. Your dog should always wear a collar with the registration disc securely attached so the dog can be identified and returned to their owner quickly.
The following information must be provided at the time of lodging your registration:
|Desexed and Concession:||$19.50|
|Desexed and Microchipped:||$32.50|
*Registration after 1 January 2017 for full new registrations only, mid-year fee does not apply to any concessional fees or late renewals.
**The requirements to obtain a training rebate are currently under review by the Dog and Cat Management board. However, owners who can demonstrate that the dog has obtained a basic level of training through a recognised obedience club or personal trainer will be eligible for the training rebate.
Dog registrations are renewed yearly from 1 July to 31 August. A $15 late fee applies if you re-register your dog after 31 August.
If you return the Dog Registration Form via mail or email, one of our Customer Contact Officers will contact you in business hours to process your payment via credit card.
If your dog is missing ACT QUICKLY! If a dog is found in a public or private place without the consent of the occupier and nobody is exercising effective control over the dog, it is considered to be 'wandering at large' (an offence under the Dog and Cat Management Act 1995). To prevent this from occurring, always have your dog on a cord or leash (no longer than two metres), or if you are in an off-lead park make sure you stay near enough to your dog to give commands that it will hear and obey.
Dog owners in rural areas must take extra care to ensure that their dog/s are contained. Wandering dogs in rural areas cause distress and damage to stock, heavy penalties apply for dogs found wandering.
Has your dog bee n barking constantly?
Would you like some helpful ideas to help stop your dog from barking?
Dog and Cat Management Board's helpful publication: Dog Owners handbook
Don't Let Your Dog Wander
Click here to view helpful tips for owners with wandering dogs.