Registering your pet

All cats and dogs over the age of three months must be registered with Council.
Registrations are due on 10 April every year and any newly registered pets must also be microchipped. 

Pet registration fees vary depending on whether or not your animal has been desexed, its age and other factors. Registering a new animal differs slightly from a renewal. To renew a pet registration, Council will send you out a renewal form.

Council conducts random checks throughout the municipality and can fine pet owners found with unregistered animals. You can also be penalised if you've registered your pet as desexed and it's found not to be. 


2017/18 Pet Registration Fees

These fees are valid until 10 April 2018.

Animal Fee 
Entire dog/cat                                                                             $116  
Desexed dog/cat $40   
Pensioner NOT desexed dog/cat $58   
Pensioner desexed dog/cat $20   
Replacement of registration tag Free  

Note: Dogs that are kept for the purpose of assisting a visually-impaired person or that are kept by a Government authority are exempt from the above fees.


Pensioner Discounts

The following cardholders are eligible for a pensioner’s concession Pet Registration fee.

  • Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card
  • Department of Veterans Affairs Pensioner Concession Card
  • Department of Veterans Affairs Repatriation Health Card specifying a War Widow TPI
These are the only pension cards accepted for half rate fees. A photocopy of the pension card must accompany any claims for concession on animal registrations. Please note that if you wish to apply for a pension concession on your rates you must complete an application for a pension concession form.