Register an Animal

Pet registration renewal payments were due by 10 April 2024. Council's Community Safety Team will be following up owners who have not completed their registrations this year. If you have not received your renewal notice please contact Council as soon as possible. Officers will be visiting residents and recreational areas to provide pet ownership education. Officers will also be auditing animal registrations over the coming months. If unregistered animals are identified this can result in a $395 fine per unregistered pet. For residents who no longer have a pet that was previously registered, you can update your record/s by contacting Council on 5775 8555 to ensure you don't receive any further requests for registration fees.


Did you know?

  • All dogs and cats three months of age and older are required to be registered with Council.
  • A reduced registration fee may apply if your cat or dog meets the requirements set by the State Government, and eligible pensioners are also entitled to a reduced registration fee.
  • Owners of dogs and cats currently registered with Council are required to renew their registration by April 10 each year.
  • Registration and microchipping are NOT the same. Cats and dog being registered for the first time with Council must be implanted with a microchip.
  • All dogs and cats registered with Council are issued with a lifetime tag with a unique number and must be worn on the animal at all times when outside your property.
  • Dogs and cats that are registered with Council and wearing their registration tag can be quickly reunited with their owner should they become lost.
  • Failure to apply or renew the registration of your dog or cat may result in an infringement notice being issued per animal.

Animal Registration Form(PDF, 278KB)


Fees for Animal Registration

Dog and Cat Registration Categories Fee $ Concession $
  • Desexed dog/cats
$48.00 $24.00
  • Dogs/cats over 10 years old
$48.00 $24.00
  • Dogs/cats kept for working stock
$32.00 $16.50
  • Dogs/cats kept for breeding at registered domestic animal business
$48.00 $24.00
  • Dogs/cats that have undergone obedience training with approved organisations
$48.00 $24.00
  • Dogs/cats registered with applicable organisation - owner must also be a member of that applicable organisation
$48.00 $24.00
  • Full Fee: dog/cat not included in above
$177.00 $90.00
  • Dog - declared dangerous, restricted breed and menacing
$345.00 N/A

Fees above apply to 30 June 2025

To qualify for the reduced registration fee you must provide documentary proof or complete a statutory declaration.

State Government Levy

A State Government Levy is applied to all dog and cat registrations and is primarily used to fund responsible pet ownership education programs. This fee is incorporated within your registration payment.