All dogs must be registered within the Cassowary Coast Regional Council once they reach 12 weeks of age and/or within 14 days of new ownership.
Council maintains a database of registered dogs and if your dog becomes lost or is involved in an accident, you have a much better chance of being reuinted if it is registered.
Registration fees help to fund the wide variety of animal management services undertaken by Council's Environmental Services department.
There is no fee to register rural dogs, guide/assistance dogs and dogs under the age of 6 months.
There is no fee to register working dogs (defined under the Animal Management Act 2008 as dogs usually kept on rural land by an owner who is a primary producer or a person engaged or employed by a primary producer for the purpose of droving, protecting, tending or working stock or being trained to do so).
Discounts apply for desexed dogs and dogs owned by pensioners.
Please note that there are no discounts or concessions available when registering a Regulated Declared (Dangerous or Menacing) Dog.
How to Register my Dog
- Download and print out the registration form (see below) or ask for a form at a Council Customer Service Office.
- Submit your completed form to Council with microchip number, proof of desex and a copy of pension card (if applicable).
- Pay applicable fees.
- Receive tag and attach it to dog collar.
- Keep Council up to date on any change of address/ownership/phone numbers.