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Animal Registration

Do I Have To Register My Dog?

The Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 (Qld) stipulates that dogs over 12 weeks of age must be registered (penalties apply for unregistered dogs).

Our animal registration period is from 1 October to 30 September (annual registration fee applies). Renewal notices are issued in September each year.

An animal can be registered in the name of one person only. The registration holder must be 18 years or over.

You can receive a discount on your animal registration if:

  • Your dog is de-sexed
  • Your dog is a working dog
  • You have a current Queensland Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card
  • You have a current Department of Veterans’ Affairs Card

Working dog means:

  • A dog usually kept or proposed to be kept on rural land;
  • A dog whose owner is a primary producers, or a person engaged or employed by a primary producer;
  • A dog owned primarily for the purpose of –
    • Droving, protecting, tending, or working stock;
    • Or being trained in droving, protecting, tending or working stock

You can access Council’s Animal Registration Form here – Application for Animal Registration

Alternatively, you can visit Council’s Customer Service Centres or call 1300 696 272 to organise a form to be emailed or posted out to you.

Please return the completed form to admin@northburnett.qld.gov.au or in person at any of Council’s Customer Service Offices.

Changed or Updated Your Details?

To help us reunite you with your pet please ensure that your information is up to date in our records.

Please ensure you advise Council if any of the following details change:

Contact Details:

  • Address / postal address
  • Phone number
  • Email
  • Address where the dog is kept

If you need to cancel your dog/s registration because of the following:

  • Your dog has passed away
  • You no longer own the dog
  • You have moved away from the North Burnett Region
  • You have surrendered the dog to an animal rescue organisation

You may now be eligible for a discounted registration fee (provided you supply Council with the required supporting documentation) if:

  • Your dog is now de-sexed
  • You have a current Queensland Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card
  • You have a current Department of Veterans’ Affairs Card

You can access Council’s Change of Animal/Owner Details Form here – Change of Animal/Owner Details Form

Alternatively, you can visit Council’s Customer Service Centres, or call 1300 696 272 to organise a form to be emailed or posted out to you.

Please return the completed form to admin@northburnett.qld.gov.au or in person at any of Council’s Customer Service Offices.

Registration Cost?

Prices as per  2022/23 Fees and Charges Schedule

Animal Registration Normal Pensioner
Dog – Entire $127.00 $42.50
Dog – Entire & Microchipped $100.50 $35.50
Dog – Desexed $38.50 $13.60
Dog – Desexed & microchipped $34.00 $13.60
Dog – Working dog / Registered guide dog / Certified hearing dogs / Companion Dog (proof required) $9.10
Regulated Dog Registration (Menacing) $390.00
Regulated Dog Registration (Dangerous) $501.00
Cat (Optional – NOT mandatory to register cats) $9.10

Do I have to Microchip my Dog or Cat?

Yes. Section 14 of the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 (Qld) requires microchipping of cats and dogs prior to reaching 12 weeks of age unless there is a reasonable excuse.

How many dogs can I have?

An authorised permit is required to keep:

  • More than 1 dog over the age of 3 months on an allotment with an area less than 450m2;
  • More than 2 dogs over the age of 3 months on an allotment with an area between 451m2 and 4,000m2.

PLEASE NOTE: The North Burnett Regional Council Subordinate Local Law No. 2 (Animal Management) 2011 prohibits the keeping of more than 3 dogs over the age of 12 weeks on an allotment with an area less than 6,000m2.

You can access the application form here – Application for Permit to Keep Multiple Animals

Alternatively, you can visit Council’s Customer Service Centres, or call 1300 696 272 to organise a form to be emailed or posted out to you.

Please return the completed form to admin@northburnett.qld.gov.au or in person at any of Council’s Customer Service Offices.

Are there any prohibited breeds?

YES.

The following four breeds of dogs are prohibited in the North Burnett Region:

  • The American Pit Bull Terrier
  • The Dogo Argentino
  • The Fila Brasileiro
  • The Tosa (Japanese)

What happens if my dog loses its identification tag?

Contact Council on 1300 696 272 or visit your local Customer Service Centre and we will be able to issue you with a replacement tag (tag fee applies). It is important that your dog has a tag for identification purposes, and that it is worn at all times.

What to do if a dog attacks me or my pet?

If a dog attacks you or your pet:

  • If required seek immediate medical assistance (dial 000) or vet treatment.
  • Contact Council on 1300 696 272 to report the incident as soon as possible.
  • Advise Council staff if the dog is still wandering at large.
  • When lodging your request provide as much information to Council staff as possible. For example: description of the attacking dog; location of the attack (street, park, private property, etc); injuries sustained; witnesses to the attack.
  • If treatment was required ask your doctor or vet for a statement of attendance that records your visit or doctors certificate.
  • Take photographs of any injuries.
  • Write a statement of events while the incident is fresh in your mind.

What can I do about a stray dog?

If you have found a wandering dog, if possible contain it on your property and contact Council on 1300 696 272  to arrange collection.