All dogs over the age of three months must be registered with the Shire.  Registration expires on the 31st of October each year.  Both a one year or three year license is available.


From November 1 2013, all pups and other dogs being registered for the first time, and dogs where ownership is changing, must be microchipped. 

If microchipping is likely to adversely affect the health and welfare of the dog, a veterinarian can provide an Exemption Certificate.


1 year 3 years LIFE
Unsterilised Dogs $50.00 $120.00 $250.00
Sterilised Dogs $20.00 $42.50 $100.00

DogProof of sterilisation is required at the time of registration in order to qualify for the discounted rates.

Working farm dogs are eligible for a further discount of 25% of the above fees.

Pensioner Concession receives a discount of 50% of fees.

All dog owners are required by law under the Dog Act 1976 to:

  • Register their dog with the local council;
  • Ensure their dog is unable to escape from their yard; and
  • Leash their dog at all times in public places.

Please CLICK HERE to download a Dog Registration Form.

Please note that keeping more than two dogs (excluding working dogs) on a property requires special Council approval. Please contact the Shire's Environmental Health Officer for more information.

If you require assistance from the ranger, please contact Matthew Sharpe on 0459 678 154.

Download Responsible Dog Ownership Brochure