Cat & Dog Registration

Animal registration due in July

Animal registration is due in July. Please ensure you update your details.

Lifetime registration tags

When you register your animal for the first time you will be issued a Lifetime Tag. Each year that you renew your animals registration this Tag remains the same. A replacement tag will only be issued if requested (fee applies).

Registering your cat or dog

You can register your cat or dog by completing the application for registration/change of registration of dog or cat form (PDF 1030 KB).

The general registration period for cats and dogs is 1 July to 30 June. Only one year registration is available.

Do I have to register my cat and dog?

Yes, the state government has introduced legislation as part of its program to manage unwanted cats and dogs in Queensland.

All cats and dogs over the age of 12 weeks must be registered with Council. Refer to the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 (PDF) for further information on mandatory registration for dogs and Local Law No. 4 (Animal Management) 2002 (PDF 184 KB) and Subordinate Local Law No. 4.1 (Animal Management) 2002 (PDF 236 KB) for cat registration.

Failure to register your cat or dog may result in a $227 Penalty Infringement Notice.

  1. Registration provides identification, which means lost cats and dogs can be reunited with their owners.
  2. Cat and dog identification will be vital in the event of a disease outbreak.
  3. Information on registration provides statistics to help Council provide appropriate management strategies and facilities.

Approved Systematic Inspection Program - Unregistered Cats & Dogs

The Approved Systematic Inspection Program 1, will commence on Monday 6 January 2014 and conclude Monday 30 June 2014. Program 2 will commence Tuesday 1 July 2014 and conclude Friday 19 December 2014 and will be advertised in early June 2014.  For more information please refer to the Unregistered Cats & Dogs Program notice.

Transfer ownership

If you need to transfer ownership and registration please complete and return to Council the Application for Transfer of Ownership for Animal Registration (PDF 62 KB).

Proof of desexing

If the cat or dog is desexed, proof must be provided to Council in one of the following ways:

  • a desexing certificate (or copy of original);
  • a previous registration paper from another Council showing a description of the cat or dog and desexed details; or
  • sighting of cat or dog at Council's Animal Management Centre (all male dogs, or female dogs with tattoos only).

Registration fees

To promote responsible cat or dog ownership significant registration fee discounts are available for desexed cats and dogs and for members of certain professional organisations.

Discounted registration fees apply for:

  • Desexed cats and dogs
  • A dog whose owner is a current financial member of either the Dogs Queensland (formerly Canine Control Council of Queensland) or Racing Queensland (formerly Greyhounds Queensland)
  • A cat whose owner is a current financial member of the Queensland Feline Association Inc, Feline Control Council of Qld Inc, Qld Independent Cat Council Inc, Council of Federated Cat Clubs of Qld or Australian National Cats Inc
  • A cat and/or dog whose owner holds a current Queensland Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card
  • A cat and/or dog whose owner holds a Department of Veterans' Affairs Gold Card or Pensioner Concession Card*

* You must receive a full Department of Veterans' Affairs Service Pension, full Income and Assets Tested Pension or hold an eligible Gold Card to qualify for the discounted registration fee.

Eligible and ineligible cards

Eligible cards

Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card
Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card

Department of Veterans' Affairs Gold Card
Department of Veterans' Affairs Gold Card

Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card
Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card

Department of Veterans' Affairs Gold Card TPI
Department of Veterans' Affairs Gold Card "TPI"

Department of Veterans' Affairs Gold Card War Widow
Department of Veterans' Affairs Gold Card "War Widow"

Ineligible cards

Centrelink Commonwealth Seniors Health Card
Centrelink Commonwealth Seniors Health Card

Health Care Card
Health Care Card

Seniors Card
Seniors Card

Seniors Business Discount Card
Seniors Business Discount Card

Department of Veterans' Affairs Specific Conditions Card
Department of Veterans' Affairs Specific Conditions Card

Fee schedule

Fee schedule for cat and dog registration
DescriptionFee
Entire cat* or dog$135.00
Entire cat or dog under 12 months of age**$32.00
Desexed cat or dog $32.00
Entire cat* or dog - Pensioner$98.00
Desexed cat or dog - Pensioner$27.00
Entire dog - Dogs Queensland and Racing Queensland$60.00
Desexed dog - Dogs Queensland and Racing Queensland$32.00
Entire cat - Queensland Feline Associations$60.00
Desexed cat - Queensland Feline Associations$32.00
Regulated menacing dog - initial$500.00
Regulated menacing dog - renewal$250.00
Regulated dangerous dog - initial$1000.00
Regulated dangerous dog - renewal$500.00
Replacement tag$5.00

* Desexing of cats is now mandatory in Logan City (registered breeders excluded)

** Proof of desexing must be shown upon next registration renewal

If a cat or dog owner has their animal(s) desexed during the registration year, up to a maximum of 80% of the entire registration fee paid will be refunded (amount of refund payable will be less during the pro rata period).

To apply for a refund complete Application for Animal Registration Refund (PDF 68 KB).

Pro rata fees

Pro rata fees apply from January to 30 June 2015. This only applies for new registrations. The pro rata fee does not apply to a cat or dog that was on the property prior to 1 January 2015. If the cat or dog was on the property prior to 1 January 2015 then the full registration fee must be paid. The pro rata fee does not apply to previously registered cats and dogs that should have been renewed from 1 July 2014.

Fees apply 1 January to 30 June 2015 as follows:

Pro rata fees for cat and dog registration

MonthEntire cat or dogDesexed cat or dog (including Entire puppy and kitten under 12 months
Half Year (50%) 1 January - 31 March$68.00$16.00
Quarter Year (25%) 1 April - 30 June$34.00$8.00

Pro rata fees for cat and dog registration - Pensioner

MonthEntire cat or dogDesexed cat or dog (including Entire puppy and kitten under 12 months)
Half Year (50%) 1 January - 31 March$49.00$14.00
Quarter Year (25%) 1 April - 30 June$25.00$7.00

Approval for additional cats and dogs

Refer to the Animals Keeping Local Laws page.

Cat and dog registration benefits

  • Gives your cat or dog the best chance of being reunited with you if it is impounded
  • Ensures your compliance with legislation
  • Promotes responsible pet ownership
  • Maximises re-homing of animals
  • Minimises euthanasia rates of unclaimed impounded cats or dogs.