Registering Your Pet
Dogs and cats are recognised and cherished by many Australians, both young and old, for their unique ability to provide companionship, comfort and unconditional love.
The Domestic Animals Act 1994 requires all dogs and cats over the age of three months living in the municipality to be microchipped and registered with the Council. It is also a requirement that the issued registration tag be worn at all times.
Registrations are an annual charge and must be renewed by 10 April each year.
If you have a new animal, please ensure you have the microchip details with you when you call or visit to register your pet. To claim a discount or concession, proof of sterilisation, registration with an approved breed society or concession card details are required.
A resident must not keep more than two dogs or cats in a residential area without obtaining a permit. Council Officers will inspect the premises where the animals are to be kept to ensure they will not create a nuisance to neighbours, and that there is sufficient space to house the animals properly.
Download the Animal Registration form(PDF, 172KB).
Leanne Campbell reunites with Missy
When we called Leanne to say that we had a cat that had been registered and microchipped to her name and address, she was a bit confused.
"My cat is here with me," she said.
We took the cat in question around to Leanne's and that's when she realised - Missy had been found after being missing for two years.
Leanne and Missy's story is a good example of why you should keep your pets registered and microchipped.