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Under the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 all dogs (including rural dogs) over the age of three months or acquired after the 1 July 2010 must be registered with Council. The only exception to this ruling is if the dog is a working dog.
Under the Act a working dog is a dog that is:
The following documentation is required to be submitted to Council for proof of the animal being a working dog:
Registration and easy identification of pets through the wearing of registration tags and being microchipped is important for the
For more information on animal fees and charges, please visit Council's Fees and Charges page.
(Note – Under the Act, the provision to register cats with Council was repealed.)
Registration Renewal Notices are issued mid to late June each year to all dog owners currently registered on the Animal Database and are sent to the current address as supplied by the owner at the time of initial registration. Registration must be renewed by 31 July each year. A discount is offered to owners who renew their registration for their dog/s prior to this date. Discounts are also provided by Council for microchipped and desexed dogs (proof of desexing must be supplied at the time of registration).
All new registrations must be submitted and paid in person at the Council office. Registration renewals can be paid online via the Make a Payment page.