Dog Owner Information

Re-register your dog?

Register a new dog?

Know about dog registration changes for 2020?

Read guidelines to owning a dog?


As a dog owner, it’s your legal responsibility to:

Make sure your dog is:

  • Registered
  • Properly fed, watered, exercised, housed and cared for
  • Kept under the direct control of a person, or confined in a way that means they cannot leave the property they are being kept on without you
  • Microchipped unless exempt
  • Muzzled and leashed at all times in public if it is classified as either dangerous or menacing

Take steps to ensure your dog does not:

  • Injure, danger, intimidate or distress people or animals
  • Create a nuisance by wandering or barking
  • Damage or endanger any property belonging to another person

Ensure you:

  • Tell Council about any dog address or ownership change
  • Comply with the laws set out in the Dog Control Act 1996 and all regulations and bylaws [PDF, 476 KB]


2019/2020 Dog control report [PDF, 332 KB]

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