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Dog Registration

In accordance with the Dog and Cat Management Act any person responsible for the control of dogs, must ensure that dogs are registered as follows:

  • All dogs aged three months or more must be registered within fourteen (14) days of ownership.
  • All dogs aged over three months must be microchipped from the 1st July 2018.
  • All new generation dogs (not existing dogs) must be desexed as of 1st July 2018.
  • Anyone who breeds dogs must be a Registered Breeder.

Council now has greater power to administer and enforce the Dog and Cat Management Act, including expiation and penalty increases.

Dog Registrations expire annually on 30 June. Registrations must be renewed annually by 31 August. 

The penalty for keeping an unregistered dog of three or more months has now increased to $170.00.

If a dog is lost, and unregistered or unidentifiable it will be impounded. Payment of registration fees along with any pound fees will be required prior to the dog being released.

For further information in relation to dog registration and expiation for non-compliance, visit Dog and Cat Management Act 1995 or Legislation and Expiations.

Types of Dog Registration Fees set by the Dog and Cat Management Board:

‘Standard’ (mandatory legislated rebate) - this applies only to a dog that is both desexed and microchipped. Council is required to provide a mandatory percentage rebate off the ‘non-standard’ fee, for a ‘standard’ dog registration.

‘Non-standard’ (full fee) - this applies to all other kinds of dogs, even if they are exempt from the requirement to desex or microchip (e.g. dogs belonging to registered breeders, working livestock dogs etc).

2017-2018 Dog Registration Fees


Visit the Council Office to register your dog and receive your dog tag for the coming year.  The tag is placed on the dog's collar and will assist Council's Rangers to return your dog to you should it become lost.


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