Dog Registration and Animal Control Fees

This page sets out the dog registration fees and associated charges, and dog/stock impounding fees which are set by resolution of Council each year.

They are set to meet the costs incurred by Council in enforcing and managing dog control legislation.

Fees include GST.

Category of Fee

Fees 2016/17

Fees 2017/18

Note: For your convenience, the National Dog Database levy (of $1.50) has been added to all registration fees.

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Category A - Registration Fees *

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Neutered dogs

$122.50

$126.00

Non-neutered dogs

$172.50

$177.50

Category B - Registration Fees *

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Rebated Categories

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1. Working Dogs

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(a) neutered dog

$91.50

$94.00

(b) non-neutered dog

$91.50

$94.00

2. Guide dog for the blind/hearing ear/companion dog

$26.50

$0

3. Responsible Owner Scheme

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(a) neutered dog

$91.50

$94.00

(b) non-neutered dog

$139.50

$143.50

4. Approved dog obedience/agility course

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(a) neutered dog

$103.50

$106.50

(b) non-neutered dog

$156.00

$160.50

Category C - Other Fees

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1. Late Registration Penalty

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1. neutered dog

$46.00**

$47.00

2. non-neutered dog

$46.00**

$47.00

*As per Statute the 'Late Registration Penalty' cannot be set at more than 50% of the Registration Fee.

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2. Impounding Fees

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1st impounding

$136.00

$140.00

2nd impounding

$200.50

$206.50

3rd + impounding

$285.00

$293.50

1st impounding 'where impounded after hours'

$172.50

$177.50

2nd impounding 'where impounded after hours'

$237.00

$244.00

3rd + impounding 'where impounded after hours'

$322.50

$332.00

Sustenance fee per day

$18.00

$18.50

3. Miscellaneous Dog Related Fees

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Responsible dog owner application

$33.50

$34.50

Dispensation approval fee for owning more than 2 dogs

$37.50

$38.50

Pickup or delivery of dog at owner's request

$43.50

$44.50

Putting down elderly or sick dogs at request of owner

$50.50

$52.00

Infringement fee - Uncontrolled dogs

$200.00***

$200.00***

Infringement fee - Non-registration of dogs

$300.00***

$300.00***

Destruction of dog

$50.50

$52.00

Replacement of registration label

$12.00

$12.00

Dog micro-chipping

$43.50

$44.50

National Dog Database Levy

$1.50

$1.50

4. Stock

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Impounding small animal

$72.50

$74.00

Impounding large animal

$108.00

$111.00

Sustenance fee per day (actual cost of feed (A.C.F.))

A.C.F.

A.C.F.

Call out cost for stock 5 pm to 7 am

Actual Cost

Actual cost

Officer charge out rate (hour or part thereof)

$142.50

$146.50

Notes:

Actual cost includes but is not limited to: officer time, administration, cartage, feed costs, advertising etc.

* The National Dog Database levy ($1.50) has been added to all registration fees.

** The Dog Control Act 1996 allows a late fee of no more than 50% to be charged by Councils.  This fee is in addition to the appropriate registration and will result in the owner not qualifying for the Responsible Owner Scheme for two years.

*** Infringement fees are set by Statute.