Category One - Minimum Fee
You are eligible as a dog owner for this category if you have had:
- no substantiated complaint(s), no impounding, no infringement notices, be prosecution and offence free for a 24 month period; and
- you meet your legal requirements to register your dog.
Category Two - Full Fee
If you are not eligible for Category One ownership as outlined above, you will be classified as a Category Two dog owner and you will have to pay the full fee to register your dog/s.
Discounts and penalties
Registrations, renewals, pay or change details
As mentioned above, you can register your dog online using our Dogs Online e-services facility. You can also use Dogs Online to renew your dog registrations, pay registration fees and/or change your details in relation to your dog/s. If you prefer, you can download our dog-related forms as PDFs instead - see 'related links' at right.
Check out our dog registration - overview and FAQs (including our latest dog registration promotions and our maps on where you can exercise your dog) .
New registrations - for less than the full year
|When you register your dog for the first time, if it is less than three months old after 1 August or imported and has arrived after 1 August, then you pay a pro-rata fee based on how much of the registration year is left. |
|More than three months old after 1 Aug
||No pro-rata fee
Permit fee for owning more than two dogs
Guide dogs, companion and hearing dogs
Dangerous and menacing dogs
Owners of these dogs are required by law to inform Council if either of the following two situations have occurred:
- The dog has been classified as menacing under Section 33A or Section 33C of the Dog Control Act 1996and the reasons for the classification.
- The dog has been classified as a dangerous dog under Section 31 of the Act.
For further information, see dangerous and menacing dogs.
All dogs registered for the first time after 1 July 2006 need to be microchipped within two months of first being registered. There are also microchipping requirements in relation to impounded dogs and dogs which are classified as dangerous or menacing. Find out more about the microchipping requirements here .