Dog & Cat Registration

Dog Registration Information

The Dog Act 1976 requires that all dogs be registered with their local Authority if the dog is more than three (3) months old.

Dog Licenses are due for renewal on 1 November each year, expiring on 31 October the following year.

The Dog Act 1976 only permits the keeping of two (2) dogs over the age of 3 months and their young (under 3 months) per premises.  An application needs to be approved by the Shire of Narembeen to keep 3 or more dogs over the age of 3 months at a single residence.

As of 1 November 2015, it will be compulsory for all dogs to be micro chipped that are 3 months or older.  Owners will be required to bring proof of micro chipping at the time of registering their dog.

Registration of dogs is the owners responsibility.  Unregistered dog owners can attract fines of up to $1,000.

Dog Registration Fees

Unsterilised – 1 Year $50.00
Unsterilised – 3 Years $120.00
Unsterilised – Lifetime $250.00
Sterilised – 1 Year $20.00
Sterilised – 3 Years $42.50
Sterilised – Lifetime Registration $100.00
* Pensioners – half fee
*Farm working dogs – quarter fee
*Registration after 31 May – half fee

Cat Registration

In November 2011, State Parliament introduced the Cat Act 2011 to provide for the control and management of cats and promote and encourage the responsible ownership of cats. Come the 1st November 2013, cat owners will be responsible for ensuring the following:

  • Cats over the age of six months must be sterilised (de-sexed) & micro-chipped;
  • Cats over the age of six months must be registered with their local government annually; and
  • Cats must wear a collar with identification and registration tags.

Local Governments will have the authority to enforce laws, administer fines, seize cats and create local laws for cat control within their Shire.

Cat owners are encouraged to contact their local vets to arrange for their cats to be sterilised and micro chipped.

Cat Registration Fees

Sterilised – 1 Year $20.00
Sterilised – 3 Years $42.50
Sterilised – Lifetime $100.00
*Pensioners – half fee