Registration

Dog registration

Dog Registration

It is a requirement that all domestic dogs over 3 months old that are permanently residing in the Cassowary Coast Region are registered with Cassowary Coast Regional Council. Dogs must also be microchipped before reaching 3 months (12 weeks) of age.

New dog owners have to register their pet dog within two weeks (14 days) of new ownership. For those who have just moved to the region, residents must register or transfer their pet dog’s registration within two weeks (14 days) of moving to the Cassowary Coast region.

Dog registrations are valid for 12 months. Dog registration period is 1 July to 30 June. Once registered, a ‘life-long’ dog tag will be issued. Please keep dog tag on dog at all times. Renewal notices will be issued before renewal period. Please ensure your details are up to date.

Renew A Dog Registration

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New life-long dog tag

As of July 1 2022, all dogs registered with the Cassowary Coast Regional Council will receive one ‘life-long’ dog tag.

Council suggest, you attach the ‘life-long’ tag to the registered dog’s collar, where it is visible.

If the lifelong dog tag is lost, stolen or damaged, dog owners can request a replacement tag:

  • Over the phone by calling Council’s Customer Service Team on 1300 763 903
  • In person by visiting Council’s Customer Service Team

Why register your dog?

There are many benefits that come with registering and microchipping your pet dog.

‘Proof of Ownership’.
Council maintains a database of registered dogs and if your dog becomes lost or is involved in an accident, there will be a higher chance of being reunited if your dog is registered and microchipped.

Saves you money.
Registering your dog costs less than the fine. If Local Law Officers pick up your unregistered dog, you can end up paying a fee of over $225.

Funding facilities.
Registration fees help to fund the wide variety of animal management services undertaken by Council's Regulatory Services department.

Apply for new dog registration

Dog registration applications can be lodged with the appropriate registration fee:

- Online by completeting the dog registration online service

- Over the phone by calling Council's Customer Service team on 1300 763 903

- In person by visiting Council's Customer Service Centres 

 To register your dog you will need the following:

  1. Dog microchip number.
  2. Proof of desex for discounted registration fee, if applicable.
  3. Proof of pension for discounted registration fee, if applicable.
  4. Appropriate form of payment for applicable fee as stated on the ‘Application for registration of Dog’ form. 

Once dog registration is completed you will receive:

  • A life-long dog registration that needs to be attached to dog collar
  • Good Dog Owners Guide brochure

Updating your details

If you and your dog have moved, you will need to update your dog’s registration details. You can do this:

  • Over the phone by calling Council’s Customer Service Team on 1300 763 903
  • In person by visiting Council’s Customer Service Team

Selling or giving away your dog?

If you have sold or given your dog to a new owner you will need to transfer the existing registration, providing details of the dog and new owner. You can do this:

  • Over the phone by calling Council’s Customer Service Team on 1300 763 903
  • In person by visiting Council’s Customer Service Team

 

  • Registration Type Annual Fee Half Year Fee  Pensioner Fees (Annual/Half Year)
    New registration – entire animal $126.00 $61.50 $59.50/$31.00
    New registration – desexed animal $32.00 $14.00 No charge for first dog. Second and subsequent dogs $14.00/$7.70
    Dogs under 3 months  No charge  No charge  No charge 
    Working Dogs and Assistance Dogs  No charge  No charge  No charge 
    Replacement Tags (1st replacement tag is free) $11.80  $11.80 
  • Restiricted/Rgeulated Declared Dangerous/ Menacing  No prorate fees apply for Regulated Dogs 
    Declared Menacing Dog $350.00
    Declared Dangerous Dog $564.00
    Restricted Dog (As defined by Customs Act) $564.00
    Replacement Regulated Dog Sign - each $51.50
  • If you no longer have your dog you can cancel registration over the phone or in person with Council’s Customer Service team.

    Contact Council on 1300 763 903.

  • What is a working dog?

    Under the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008, a working dog is defined as a dog usually kept or proposed to be kept:

    • on rural land and

    • by an owner who is a primary producer, or a person engaged or employed by a primary producer and

    • primarily for the purpose of droving, protecting, tending or working stock Or being trained in droving, protecting, tending or working stock.

  • Assistance dogs are working animals that are specially trained to help people who are living with physical disabilities to move around, do everyday activities and tasks, and be more independent. They are also called service dogs.

    Guide, hearing, mobility support and psychiatric assistance dogs are eligible for free registration with Council. You must still submit an animal registration form and provide a copy of:

    • A current appropriate handlers’ identification card, and
    • A copy of a certificate or other written confirmation from the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services, showing the dog is certified as a guide, hearing or assistance dog under the Guide, Hearing and Assistance Dogs Act 2009.
  • Dogs that are involved in a reported incidence may be declared a ‘Regulated Dog’ under the Queensland Government’s Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008.

    In Queensland, regulated dogs include:

    • Restricted dogs
    • Declared menacing dog
    • Declared dangerous dogs

    For more information regarding regulated dogs visit the Declared Regulated Dogs: Restricted, Dangerous or Menacing

Animal Management Forms

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