Animal Registration

Dog Registration 2018/19

Dog Registration Category  3 Year Fee 1 Year Fee
All Areas Entire Dog $308.00 $108.00
Desexed Dog $108.00 $37.00
Pensioner Entire Dog $308.00 $108.00
Pensioner Desexed Dog $74.00 $26.00
Puppy (less than 6 months old) N/A $37.00
Dangerous Dog, Restricted Dog N/A $325.00
Menacing Dogs N/A $150.00
Compliant Dangerous Dogs $400.00 $150.00
Compliant Menacing Dogs $308.00 $108.00

**if your dog is desexed, a Desexing Certificate must be presented upon registration

How do I register my dog?

What if my dog is only a puppy?

  • For dogs under six months of age, Council now offers a one (1) year Puppy Fee. Recognising that the recommended age for desexing dogs is from six months, the Puppy Fee is capped at the desexed dog rate.
  • This incentivised rate is designed to encourage you to invest the savings toward the cost of desexing your dog. Not only will you make considerable registration savings over the life of your dog, a recent South Australian study has demonstrated a desexed dog is nine (9) times less likely to attack.
  • Animals not desexed within the one (1) year puppy registration period will move to the entire dog category in the next registration period.

What if I move away from the Western Downs region?

  • Council does not have any reciprocal registration arrangements with other Local Authorities.
  • Council does not offer refunds on dog registration should you move out of the region. Therefore we recommend if you are intending to leave the Western Downs region, consideration should be given to the one (1) year dog registration option.

What if my dog passes away during the registration period?

  • Should your dog pass away during the valid registration period, and your dog be registered under the three (3) year registration provision, the remaining current balance of the original registration can be transferred to a new dog, if registered within the original registration period. No refunds or registration transfers are available for dogs registered under the one (1) year provisions.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What are my responsibilities as a dog owner under the Local Laws of the Western Downs Regional Council?

A. As a responsible pet owner it is your obligation to ensure your pets are identified, healthy, safely contained and do not create a nuisance in your neighbourhood.
For more specific information please read more about Responsible Pet Ownership here.

Q. What happens to my dog registration money?

A. All revenue from dog registration is invested back into Council’s animal management service that is responsible for the running of our pounds, Local Laws Officers who respond to lost or wandering dog requests, the administration of compliance programs and the provision of dog off-leash parks.

Q. I’m moving to the Western Downs Region from another Local Authority, can I transfer my current dog registration?

A. No, Council does not accept registration from other Local Authorities.

Q. If I move out of the Western Downs region can I transfer my dog registration to another local authority?

A. No, Council does not have any reciprocal registration arrangements with other Local Authorities.

Q. If I move out of the Western Downs within the registration period can I get a refund on the remainder of my dog registration?

A. No, Council does not offer refunds on dog registration should you move out of the region. Therefore we recommend if you are intending to leave the Western Downs region, consideration should be given to the one (1) year dog registration option.

Q. My dog is microchipped, does this mean that it is also registered?

A. No, microchipping is separate to registering your dog. Your dog must also be registered with Council.

Q. I’ve lost my registration tag, how do I get a replacement?

A. Simply call your local Customer Contact Centre on 1300 COUNCIL to arrange for a replacement registration tag to be mailed to you, free of charge.

 

Animal Registration Forms

Name Size
Application Dog Registration 258.35 KB
Barking Dog Diary 133.19 KB
Permit Keep Additional Animals Application 166.65 KB