Registration Information and Charges

All dogs over the age of three months must be registered.  

Registrations are renewed each year. We send reminder notices to all known dog owners. Registering your dog means we can quickly identify the owner if the dog is lost or runs away.  

Register your dog online 

You can register your dog or dogs online. You can also update your dog's details, such as whether it's been sold or is deceased.

All you need is the dog's ID number. You will find this in the left-hand column on your registration notice. 

Register online here and follow the instructions. Please note we can only accept payment by credit card for online registrations.  We have to charge a 2.88% surcharge on all credit card transactions as per usual credit card banking fees. 

New dog registrations

If you are a new dog owner, it is your responsibility to contact us (phone 209 0330) or you can download a registration form [PDF, 787 KB] to bring in.

Registration Fees

The fees for 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 are:

Urban Dog

Registration Fee: Urban Dog  $120
(a) Fenced or a controlled property -$20
(b) No dog complaints impoundments or infringements within a two year period -$30
(c) Neutered or spayed -$10
Registration Fee inclusive of (a), (b) and (c)  $60
Licence Fee (three or more dogs)  $150

Rural Dog

Registration Fee: Rural Dog   $25
(a) Dog complaints impoundment or infringement within a two year period   $30

Late registration Fees

Urban dog 40%
Rural dog 40%


First Impoundment - current registration   $50
First Impoundment: - unregistered   $80
Every subsequent impoundment   $150
Destruction costs   Actual
Daily care - includes food, shelter and exercise   $15


Standard microchipping of dogs released from the pound   $36
Non-standard microchipping procedures will be charged at cost  
Additional fee for impounding or releasing dogs at weekends, public holidays or outside the Council's office hours   $50


All dogs not registered by 5.00pm on Friday 17 August 2018 will incur a late registration fee. Dogs not registered by Friday 21 September 2018 will incur an infringement notice. 

When your dog is registered you will receive an identification tag which must be attached to your dog’s collar at all times. Dogs without ID tags will be treated as unregistered, until the contrary is proved. Replacement tags are available if the current tag has been lost or stolen.

Dog Control Bylaw and Dog Control Policy [PDF, 476 KB]

Gore District Council 29 Bowler Avenue Gore P: 03 209 0330 E: