Dog Registration

All dogs must be registered at three months of age.  New registrations and renewals may be paid at the Civic Centre, Enfield Library or Greenacres Library.

Council offers Free first registration of dogs adopted through the Animal Welfare League or RSPCA animal shelters; and 50% rebate for 'puppies' registered less than 6 months of age.

Please notify Council within 72 hours if your dog dies, you move house or your dog is transferred to another person's ownership.

Councils are now required to set two mandatory registration fee categories for the classification of a ‘standard’ and ‘non-standard’ dog, commencing in the 2017/2018 dog registration period.

  • A 'standard' dog - both microchipped & desexed, attracting a 50% rebate of the full registration fee.
  • A 'non-standard' dog - not both microchipped & desexed and attracts a full registration fee.

Please note: These new laws impact dog owners who have been eligible to receive rebates such as 'desexed only' or 'microchipped only'. These dogs will now be classified as a 'non-standard' dog and will no longer be able to receive a rebate unless the dog is both microchipped and desexed. The maximum fee for 2017/2018 dog registration is set at $75.

As of 1 July 2018 some of the other major changes will include: All dogs must be microchipped by three months of age or within 28 days of acquirement. All dogs must be desexed by six months of age or within 28 days of acquirement. Please note: This law will not apply to dogs owned prior to 1 July 2018. For more information regarding the change in legislation please refer to the Dog and Cat Management Board website or call 8124 4962.

Concession card holders are also eligible for discounted dog registration - see Councils registration fees below. Late payment fees apply to registrations paid after the due date. Failing to register your dog may also result in a fine being issued. To avoid additional costs please register your pet by August 31 each year. Transfer of registrations must be requested within 14 days of moving house.


Fee Structure

Registration Type Fee
Standard - Both Desexed & Microchipped $37.50
Standard Concession $18.75
Standard Pension $18.75
Non-Standard - Noth Both Desexed & Microchipped $75.00
Non-Standard Concession $37.50
Non-Standard Pension $37.50
Assistance (Must be accredited) Nil
AWL/RSPCA 1st Year Nil
Business (No additional rebates) $75.00
Racing Greyhound (Must be registered with GRSA - No additional rebates) $20.00
Guard Dog (No additional rebates) $75.00
Working Dog (No additional rebates) $75.00
Puppy under 6months old between 1st July - 31st Dec 50%
Dogs registered between 1st Jan - 30th April 50%
Dogs registered between 1st May - 30th June $8.00
Replacement Disc $8.00
Transfer $8.00
Late registration penalty $10.00
Impound Fee - includes first 72 hours sustenance fee $110.00
Daily Sustenance - After 72 Hours $27.00

Proof will be required for the following concessions and rebates:

Concession - State and commonwealth concession cards accepted by Council:

  • Centrelink pensioner concession card
  • Health care card
  • Veterans affairs gold card
  • State concession card
  • Desexed - Proof of desexing is required
  • Microchipped - Proof of microchipping is required
For further information on this topic, or if you have any questions, please call our helpful Customer Services team on 8405 6600 or send us an email.
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