It is a legal requirement to register your dog every year.
All dogs must be registered before they turn three months old.
Annual dog registration fees are due by the 30 June each year.
To register your dog or to check your dog's details please go to our Dogs Online portal using the link below. This is the Council's e-services tool which you can use for dog registrations/renewals and for updating dog owner and dog details.
Please note you must register certified seeing eye or hearing ear dogs and companion/assistance dogs - however there is no charge to register these dogs.
Where can I have my dog microchipped?You can also get your dog/s microchipped by your vet clinic, or at your local SPCA.
Once your dog is microchipped you must send a copy of your certificate to Animal Control and Education. Vets will not send the form for you.
Barking is a normal and healthy means of communication for a domestic dog. However, when the barking is not responded to in the appropriate manner it may become a nuisance.
It is your responsibility as a dog owner to ensure your dog is not a nuisance.
Click on the link below to find out more information on how to report a barking dog or tips to fix your own dog's barking.
Caring for your dog
1. Freedom from Hunger or Thirst
2. Freedom from Discomfort
3. Freedom from Pain, Injury and Disease
4. Freedom to Express Natural Behaviour
5. Freedom from Fear and Distress
For more information go to the SPCA website SPCA Five Freedoms.
Page reviewed: 22 Oct 2019 11:12am