register my animals

Dogs and cats over the age of 3 months must be microchipped and registered with Council. All registered animals will receive a Council tag that allows us to return them home quickly if they become lost.

All new animal registrations must include a microchip number and must be completed in person at any of our Customer Service Centres.

If the animal being registered is desexed, veterinary proof is required.

Animal registrations are due on 10 April each year. If dog or cat owners fail to register their furry friend, they may be liable for an on-the-spot fine of up to $303.

If your pet has lost or destroyed its registration tag, a new one can be purchased at any Shire office for $10.00.

There is a 50% reduction in registration fees on presentation of your pension card.


Animal Registration Fees 2016/17

All fees include GST


Microchipped dogs not desexed $117

Microchipped and desexed dogs $40

Desexed dogs over 10 years of age $45

Dogs kept for working $45

Dogs kept for breeding under the Domestic Animal Act

Dogs registered with an Association approved by Council $45

Dangerous / Restricted Breed $553


Working Dog definition and information



Microchipped cats not desexed $94

Microchipped and desexed cats $33

Desexed cats, cats over 10 years of age $37

Cats registered with an Association approved by Council $37


Pay my animal registration

To use B Pay, contact your participating bank, credit union or building society and make your payment directly from your cheque, savings or credit account. Make sure you quote the Biller Code and Customer Reference number located on the front of the animal registration notice.