All dogs over three months of age must be registered annually between 1 July and 31 August each year. If you are registering your dog for the first time, please contact Customer Care for the relevent forms.
Please ensure your dog is registered each year. Dog registration information enables local Councils to keep a register of dogs in their 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.
|Desexed and Concession||$18.00|
Proof of concession must be shown annually upon registration. If applicable, a dog desexed certificate must be shown upon first registration. Dog registration checks are undertaken throughout the year and all residents are encouraged to register their dog prior to 31 August to ensure that they do not receive fines for keeping an unregistered dog. Various other discounts apply, please check with the Customer Care Officers for details.
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 been barking constantly?
Would you like some helpful ideas to help stop your dog from barking?
Click here to view advice to owners with barking dogs.
Click here to view quick and easy exercise and activities for dogs
Click here to view standard operating procedure for barking dog complaints
Don't Let Your Dog Wander
Click here to view helpful tips for owners with wandering dogs.