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Animal Registration

Do I Have To Register My Dog?


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

The registration period for cats and dogs is 1 October to 30 September (an annual registration fee applies). An animal can be registered in the name of one person only. The registration holder must be 18 years or over. Desexed, microchipped or working dogs and pension concession card holders are eligible for a discounted registration fee’s provided you have documentation to prove this.

Working dog means (Excluding dogs prescribed under the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Regulation 2009);

  • 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.

Changed or Updated Your Details?

To help us reunite you with your pet, in case it’s ever lost, please ensure that your information is up to date in our records.

Please advise us as soon as possible if any of the following details change:

Contact Details:

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

Please contact Council 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

If your dog’s details have changed for any of the reasons listed below, you may now be eligible for a discounted registration fee (provided you supply Council with the required supporting documentation).

  • Animal is now desexed
  • Animal is now microchipped
  • You hold a pension concession
  • You are a senior or veteran

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

Please return the completed form to

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.

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.

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

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.

Are there any prohibited breeds?


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:

  • Contact Council on 1300 696 272 to report the incident as soon as possible. Describe the dog and any registration or owner details (if possible). Provide adequate details so that the matter can be investigated;
  • Advise council if the animal is still at large so council can try to impound it to ensure it doesn’t cause more injuries;
  • Get treatment from a doctor or vet. Ask the doctor or vet for a statement of attendance that records your visit;
  • 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.