Registration is compulsory for dogs over the age of 12 weeks.  Registration of cats is not compulsory, however Council does offer a free cat registration service to record owner and animal information to assist owners in locating lost cats. 

If you do not register your dog, you may be liable to be issued a $243.00 on the spot fine.

Charters Towers Regional Council issues ‘Life-time Registration Tags' that remain valid for the life of each animal registered.  A new registration is not required each year, only payment of the invoice when issued. 

The Registration period runs from 01 July to 30 June each year, with renewal by by 31 July.  Discount is offered to owners who register their dog within the discount period.  Discounts are also offered to pensioners, owners of desexed dogs and members of the Queensland Canine Control Council. 

Fact Sheet Registration and Identification (PDF, 173kb)

New Registration
If you have not yet registered your dog (or cat), the Application Form is available below.  Submit this Application Form to Council with registration fees.  A registration tag will be mailed.  Alternatively, you may attend at Council's reception at City Hall.

Application Form Dog Registration (PDF, 216kb)

Application Form Cat Registration (PDF, 270kb)

Special Approvals
Subordinate Local Law No. 2 (Animal Management) 2011 prescribes, amongst other things, that the maximum number of dogs allowed to be kept on a property in the town area is 2 and the maximum number of cats is 3.  It also prescribes when a permit is required for the keeping of other domestic animals such as horses, sheep and birds etc.

If you wish to apply for a permit to keep more than the allowable number of animals, please contact Council on 4761 5544 or attend at Council's reception at City Hall.