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Cat & Dog Registration

The following information below is all you need to know about registering your dog and cat with Logan City Council.

Animal registration due in August

Pet owner's 2018/2019 animal registration renewal notices will be delivered from 1 August and will fall due on 24 August.  Council has chosen to retain the existing fee structure for normal registration classes for the new financial year which means there will be no increase to your animal registration fees. In addition, merchant surcharge fees for credit card payments no longer apply.  In preparation for the renewal run please ensure you update your contact details. If you have recently moved or are unsure that your details are up to date, email providing your:

  • full name
  • current address and phone numbers
  • email address
  • your pet/s name/s and registration tag number/s; and
  • don't foget to tell us if your pet has recently been de-sexed* or is no longer with you**

* registration fee discounts apply ** refund of registration fees may apply

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.

Animal Keeping in the City of Logan

Do you know what type and number of animals you can keep on your property? Logan City Council has Animal Keeping Locals Laws.  These cover such things as the number of cats, dogs, livestock or poultry you may keep based on the size of your property. Pet owners must also ensure their animals do not harm humans, the environment or cause nuisance at any time. View our quick reference pocket guide Animal Keeping in the City of Logan (PDF 1453 KB) or telephone 3412 5397 as restrictions apply and approvals may be required.

Registering your cat or dog

You can register your cat or dog by following this link to register your pet online or completing an application for registration/change of registration of dog or cat form (PDF 880 KB).

The new registration period (from 2017) for cats and dogs is 1 September to 31 August. 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 $261.00 Penalty Infringement Notice (2 penalty points).

  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

Logan City Council carries out annual Approved Systematic Inspections of all premises in the City of Logan to ensure that all cats and dogs are registered in accordance with legislation. Details of the current Approved Systematic Inspection Program can be located on our Public Notices  page.

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 259 KB).

Transfer animal registration

Animal registrations are transferable.  If you need to transfer registration from one animal to another please complete and return to Council the Application for Transfer of Registration between Cats and Dogs (PDF 378 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

Department of Veterans' Affairs Gold Card

Department of Veterans' Affairs Gold Card "TPI"

Ineligible cards

Health Care Card

Seniors Card

Fee schedule

Entire cat* or dog$149.00
Entire cat or dog under 12 months of age**$35.00
De-sexed cat or dog$35.00
Entire cat* or dog - Pensioner$108.00
De-sexed cat or dog - Pensioner$30.00
Entire dog - Member of recognised Association$66.00
De-sexed dog - Member of recognised Association$35.00
Entire cat - Member of recognised Association$66.00
Desexed cat - Member of recognised Association$35.00
Regulated menacing dog - initial approval + registration fee$580.00 + registration
Regulated menacing dog - renewal + registration fee$290.00 + registration
Regulated dangerous dog - initial approval + registration fee$1160.00 + registration
Regulated dangerous dog - renewal + registration fee$580.00 + registration

* De-sexing of cats is now mandatory in Logan City (registered breeders excluded)

** Discounted fee only applies to the initial registration period.  Subsequent registration periods will incur standard registration fees for an entire or de-sexed animal. Proof of de-sexing must be shown upon next registration renewal

If a cat or dog owner has their animal(s) de-sexed 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 57 KB).

Pro rata fees

Pro rata fees apply from 1 March to 31 August each year. Pro-rata fees only apply to new registrations. The pro rata fee does not apply to a cat or dog that was identified on the property prior to 1 March. If the cat or dog was on the property prior to 1 March 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 24 August 2018.

Fees apply 1 March to 31 August as follows:

Pro rata fees for cat and dog registration

MonthEntire cat or dogDesexed cat or dog (including entire puppy or kitten under 12 months)
Half Year (50%) 1 March - 31 May$75.00$18.00
Quarter Year (25%) 1 June - 31 August$38.00$10.00

Pro rata fees for cat and dog registration - Pensioner

MonthEntire cat or dogDesexed cat or dog (including entire puppy or kitten under 12 months)
Half Year (50%) 1 March - 31 May$55.00$16.00
Quarter Year (25%) 1 June - 31 August$28.00$ 9.00

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.