(Expiry: 31 October, 2012)
$ 2.50 (working)
$ 7.50 (working)
$ 4.50 (working)
$ 9.40 (working)
Dogs under 3 months do not have to be registered.
Sterilisation papers must be signed or statutory declaration signed.
Pensioner Card must be presented.
Notice to All Dog Owners
Many lost dogs never returned to their rightful home simply because they have no identification tags.
It is an offence for your dog to not have a current registration tag and identification giving your current name and address. Penalty may be incurred.
Contact can be made immediately with a dog’s owner if it carries appropriate identification.
In the event that you lose your dog don't just wait for it to come back. It may be in the Shire pound, it may be injured or it may be in someone's backyard.
Contact the Shire as soon as possible. The dog may have already been impounded or reported as being picked up by someone else, in which case the Shire can advise you of the dog's whereabouts.
It is important to remember to keep looking for several weeks.
Councils are required to keep a dog for at least 72 hours before disposing of it. If your dog is in the pound you must collect it and pay a fee, plus any fines for offences the dog may have committed while wandering.
Finding a Stray Dog
Notify the local Council as soon as possible. If you keep the dog without reporting it to the Council the dog's owner may not be able to find it. Neighbouring Councils should also be contacted, as the dog may have wandered a long way.
As a dog owner you MUST make sure that your dog is not able to wander off your property. A condition of registration is that all dogs be wholly confined within their premises.
Wandering dogs may be impounded and the owner fined. Penalty may be incurred.
If your dog causes damage, or injuries to a person or another animal while it is wandering, you can be made liable for this damage.
Persistent barking can be a nuisance to neighbouring properties. Dog owners are required to take reasonable action in regard to nuisance behaviour. Penalty may be incurred.
If you have a barking dog or a barking dog problem the link below may be of some assistance.
Five Freedoms for Animals
All animals deserve the Five Freedoms.
- Freedom from hunger and thirst
- Freedom from discomfort
- Freedom from pain injury and disease
- Freedom to express normal behaviour
- Freedom from fear and distress.
If you believe there is a welfare issue follow the link below
For help to desex your dog or cat follow the link below.
As The Cat Act 2011 is not yet in affect cats do not need to be registered. Council will have a system for Cat owners to register, effective from November 2012.
In November 2013 Rangers will have powers to control cat registration, impoundage and seizure as well as compulsory sterilisation and micro chipping for cats over the age of 6 months.
For a copy of The Cat Act 2011 or The Dog Act 1976, go to this link