Dog registration is a legal requirement under the Dog Control Act 2000. All dogs over the age of 6 months must be microchipped by a veterinarian and registered with Council.
To register a dog for the first time, the dog owner must visit the Council offices and provide a completed Dog Registration Form, a microchip number and evidence if applying for a reduced registration fee, such as a certificate of sterilisation or a concession card. Reduced registration fees are available for the following:
- Desexed dog.
- Working dog.
- Hunting Dog.
- Pension, DVA or health care card holder.
- Registered Breeder.
The dog registration period begins on 1 June each year and ends on 31 May the following year. A discounted fee is available for all dog registration renewals if re-registered between 1 June and 31 July. The full renewal fee will apply after 31 July.
Guide dogs or hearing dogs are required to be registered but there is no charge for registration of these dogs.
Also see: Dog Fees