Knock knock, is your pet registered?

Every year the council conducts a door knock to check on the registration of all cats and dogs over three months old.

Animal registrations are due on April 10 every year.

Registration allows the quick and safe return of your beloved pet if they go missing or get out.

A desexed animal has a registration fee of $49 annually. Failure to register your pet may result in a $317 fine.

All cats and dogs must be microchipped and wear a registration tag when outside of the registered premises.

Animal registration fees help the council provide animal related services including; a lost and found pet service, education and council officers.

Council officers respond to calls about wandering animals, complaints and they inspect and monitor properties where dangerous, menacing and restricted breeds are owned and businesses for compliance with minimum standards.