Register your Animal

Animal Registration

Registration is compulsory for dogs over the age of 12 weeks with penalties applying if registration is not obtained. Whilst registration of cats is not compulsory, Council offers a free cat registration service to record the owner and animal information and to assist owners in locating lost cats. Council will register your cat on its database (at no cost), and provide a tag for a fee.

The registration period runs from 1 July to 30 June each year.

A discount is offered to owners who register their dog within the discount period.  Discounts are also offered to pensioners, owners of de-sexed dogs and members of the Queensland Canine Control Council. Council issues ‘life-time registration tags' that remain valid for the life of each animal registered.

If you have not yet registered your dog or cat, please complete the below form and return to Council’s office. Payment of registration fees will be as per Council’s Schedule of Fees and Charges with a registration tag sent in the mail upon completion of registration.

Application for Animal Registration


Microchipping is compulsory for cats and dogs over the age of 12 weeks. If a cat or dog is found without its registration tag, having a microchip will mean that the cat or dog will still be able to be returned to you.  Local Veterinary Surgeries have the necessary microchipping qualification and can implant your cat or dog with a microchip (fees may apply).

Change of Details

The Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 requires the owner of an animal to provide any change of details to Council within seven business days. If your details have changed, please contact Council on (07) 4761 5300.

Working Dogs

Registration is required for all dogs in Council’s Local Government Area other than Working Dogs as defined by the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008. It is the responsibility of the owner of the dog to demonstrate to Council that the dog complies with the definition of a Working Dog in order for registration to not apply.

Prescribed Activity Approvals for Animal Keeping

Council’s Local Law No. 1 (Administration) 2011 and Subordinate Local Law No. 1 (Administration) 2021 requires approval for the keeping of animals where within the Designated City or Town Areas. This includes more than two dogs or three cats or other domestic animals such as horses, sheep and birds. If you wish to apply for an approval to keep animals, please complete the below form and return to Council’s office.

Application for Prescribed Activity - Keeping of Animals