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Dog and cat registration requirements apply under the Animal Management (Cat and Dog) Act 2008.
Only two dogs can be kept per property, unless an animal keeping licence is held.
- No more than two cats over the age of six months can be kept, unless an animal keeping licence is held.
- All dogs over the age of three months must be registered with council and wear an approved tag.
- The annual renewal date is 31 July.
- Current dog registration with another council entitles you to reciprocal rights for the remainder of the financial year.
- To obtain these rights, contact council within 10 business days of taking up residence in the Region so that your dog can be issued with a current registration tag.
- Concessions apply for dogs owned by pensioners or obedience club members and greyhounds.
Dogs and cats are to be kept within your property at all times, or risk impounding. Animal enclosures are required. The enclosure is to be a minimum of 10m2 with a fence at least 1.2m high. Other barriers may be acceptable and must be approved by council. For rural zoned properties over 20 hectares, a chain or running wire is acceptable.
Council has a strict policy allowing residents in the region to keep only two dogs per property.
However, residents can apply for an animal-keeping licence to keep more than two dogs on the one property for more than two months.
Council’s local laws provide that licences can be issued in specific cases. For more information contact council's health, building and environment department on 5540 5444.
Vendors require a licence to sell dogs and cats under six months old. Residents are urged to desex animals if they do not intend to breed.