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Dog Registration

All dogs aged over 3 months old within the Shire of Kent must be registered. The annual registration period commences on November 1 each year. As an owner you have the choice to pay for a 1 year, 3 year or lifetime registration.There are reduced fees for farm dogs, steralised dogs as well as pension concessions.

Why register?

If your dog becomes lost, you have a better chance of finding your dog if it is registered and wearing it’s tag. It is also an offence to keep an unregistered dog over the age of three months. The maximum fine is $5000, with a modified penalty of $200. Higher penalties apply if your dog is a dangerous dog. If your dog is unregistered and subsequently impounded, you may be liable for additional fees.

How do I register?

To register your dog, you will need to complete and sign a dog registration form. Registration forms are available from the Shire Administration Office and on this website. A person under the age of 18 years may not register a dog.

Microchipping Requirements

As of 1 November 2013 all new dogs registered for the first time, or dogs that are transferred to a new owner, need to be microchipped. All existing dogs were required to be microchipped by 1 November 2015.

When you register your dog, you will be required to provide proof that the dog has been microchipped, by providing the local government with the microchip number.

Fees & Charges

STANDARD

1 YEAR

3 YEARS

LIFETIME

Sterilised Dog or Bitch $20.00 $42.50 $100.00
Sterilised Dog or Bitch used for Stock $5.00 $10.60 $25.00
Unsterilised Dog or Bitch $50.00 $125.00 $250.00
Unsterilised Dog or Bitch used for Stock $10.00 $31.25 $62.50

PENSIONER

1 YEAR

3 YEARS

LIFETIME

Sterilised Dog or Bitch $10.00 $21.25 $50.00
Sterilised Dog or Bitch used for Stock $2.50 $5.30 $12.50
Unsterilised Dog or Bitch $25.00 $60.00 $125.00
Unsterilised Dog or Bitch used for Stock $6.25 $15.00 $31.25