Changes for Dog Owners

Registration from July 2017

Council is introducing new dog registration fees from 1 July 2017. The new fees are designed to encourage responsible ownership. Discounts will recognise responsible dog ownership and encourage controls on dogs.The proposed fees are as follows: 

Registration fee non-working dog

$90
(before possible discounts)

Possible discounts:

 

  • The dog is spayed or neutered

- $10 discount 

  • The dog is in a fenced or controlled property

- $20 discount

  • Responsible owner (according to Council's criteria) & microchipped dog

- $30 discount

Registration fee non-working dog if all discounts apply 

$30

Working dog registration

$30

Late registration penalty (for all dogs)

50% of the total registration fee

 

Dogs neutered after 1 July 2016 

You will need to provide Council with evidence from your vet that your dog has been neutered or spayed, such as a receipt or a certificate.

 

Fencing or a controlled property

To receive the fencing discount, ensure that your dog is contained on your property in one of the following ways:

  • A fully fenced property; or
  • A fenced or portable enclosure; or
  • A dog motel; or
  • A kennel with an enclosed run attached; or
  • A leash attached to a running wire.

 

Responsible owner

To receive this discount, you must meet the following criteria:

  • The dog is microchipped as required by the Dog Control Act 1996
  • There has been no written warning, barking abatement notice, seizure or infringement under the Dog Control Act 1996 from 1 July 2016 onwards relating to any dog owned by the person applying for the registration

If you want your dog to be microchipped, you can get it done for free at one of Council’s free microchipping sessions. Have a look on this webpage to see when the next session is near you, or ring Dog Control. 

Council is adopting a clean slate approach to good behaviour. Only incidents of irresponsible dog ownership from 1 July 2016 will be taken into account. From July 2018 onwards, only the previous two years' history will be taken into account with the good behaviour discount.

Download our brochure here [PDF, 2.4 MB]

Puppies

All dogs must be registered before they attain the age of 3 months.

The registration fee for all puppies is $30, for the first year of registration only. 

The fee are prorata to cover the remainder of the year from when the puppy attains the age of three months, as follows:

Month that puppy is 3 months old

Dog registration fee

July 2017

$30.00

August 2017

$27.50

September  2017

$25.00

October 2017

$22.50

November 2017

$20.00

December  2017

$17.50

January 2018

$15.00

February  2018

$12.50

March 2018

$10.00

April 2018

$7.50

May 2018

$5.00

June 2018

$2.50

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