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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(Note – Under the Act, the provision to register cats with Council was repealed.)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).
To amend animal or ownership details on a current registration, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the relevant information.
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.
|Under the age of 3 months at the time of registration - written proof may be required||Free|
|Desexed and microchipped||$20.00|
|Desexed no microchip||$120.00|
|Assistance or Working Dog in accordance with Animal Management (Cats & Dogs) Act 2008 - written proof may be required||Free|
|Declared Dangerous or Menacing dog||$400.00|
|Replacement registration tag||$10.00|
|Release fee - first impoundment (dog microchipped and registered)||Free|
|Release fee - first impoundment (dog not microchipped or registered; or cat )||$120.00|
|Release fee - second impoundment (dog or cat)||$200.00|
|Release fee - third and subsequent impoundment (dog or cat)||$300.00|
|Release fee - all other animals (e.g. Cattle) including all associated costs with impoundment||Cost + 10%|
|Daily sustenance fee (week day)||$20.00|
|Daily sustenance fee (weekend or public holiday)||$40.00|
|Self-surrender (dog or cat)||Free|
|Permit to keep animals as may be required by the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 related to keeping or controlling animals||$154.00|
|Permit to keep animals as may be required by the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 related to keeping or controlling animals - Breeder up to 12 animals||$205.00|
|Hire of cat or dog trap (per week or part thereof)||$15.00|
|Hire of cat or dog trap - conditional refundable bond (per trap)||$65.00|