Animals and Pets

Microchipping and Registration

Microchipping and registering pets greatly improves their chances of being returned to you if they become lost. All dogs and cats 3 months of age and over must be registered with Council and existing registrations must be renewed by 10 April each year. 

If being registered for the first time, dogs must be microchipped before registration. Registration fees are set by Council, and vary depending on a number of factors. Contact Council to find out which fees apply to your pet, or see the table below for reference. 

You are eligible for reduced registration fees if your pet is: 

  • de-sexed
  • has an obedience certificate issued by a Government approved organisation
  • over 10 years of age
  • kept for working stock
  • kept for breeding by the proprietor of a registered domestic animal business

Pensioners who have approved concession cards issued by the Department of Social Services and Department of Veterans Affairs are also entitled to a reduction in their fees. 

Upon registration of a new animal, microchip and desexing certificates must be produced for verification.  

If the owner is under 18 years of age, a parent or guardian must sign on their behalf and is responsible for the dog or cat. 

Registration Fees Dog fees Pensioner fees Cat fees Pensioner fees
Desexed animals  $40.00 $20.00 $35.00 $17.50
Animals over 10 years old $40.00 $20.00 $35.00 $17.50
Dogs kept for working stock  $40.00 $20.00 N/A N/A
Animals kept for breeding by the proprietor of a domestic animal business conducted on a registered organisation  $40.00 $20.00 $35.00 $17.50
Animal registered with an applicable organisation, if their owners are also members of the applicable organisation.   $40.00 $20.00 N/A N/A
Dogs that have undergone obedience training with an approved training organisation  $40.00 $20.00 N/A N/A
Declared menacing dog  $200.00 $200.00 N/A N/A
Declared dangerous dog  $200.00 $200.00 N/A N/A
Dangerous dog (non-residential guard or security trained)  $110.00 $110.00 N/A N/A
Restricted breed dog  $200.00 $200.00 N/A N/A
All other animals (including microchipped)  $125.00 $62.50 $100.00 $50.00

Pensioners – to receive the pension concession you must hold a pension concession card which entitles you to a rebate on rates. Health card holders are not entitled to a rebate. The pensioner concession does not apply to the State Government levy. 

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