Cat and dog registration

Dogs and cats are required to be registered by 12 weeks of age, or within 14 days of being brought into the region. The number of cats and dogs that can be registered to a property is regulated by Council's local law and is dependent on the size of the property.

As a responsible pet owner you have an obligation to care for the health and well-being of your pet. Council has set minimum standards for the keeping and control of animals. 

In order to minimise impacts upon koala habitat, dogs are prohibited from being kept at particular properties located in Desmond Street, Samuel Way or Steven Court Narangba.

Microchipping is compulsory for all dogs and cats born after 1 April 2009 and/or when the registered person changes hands. Microchipping details must be provided at time of registration.

New registration application

Online

Have animal details and supporting documentation handy

Details of animal to be registered including microchip details. If concession fees apply, prepare supporting documentation as individual electronic files, ready to upload to the online form. 

Register your animal

Register online

When required, payment can be made by Visa or Mastercard.

Animal registration tag

Animal registration certificate and tag will be posted to you.

In person

Take animal details and supporting documentation

Details of animal to be registered including microchip details, and if concession fees apply, supporting documentation.

Visit one of the following

Customer Service Centres

Animal registration tag

Animal registration certificate and tag will be issued upon registration and payment.

The registration and renewal period for cat and dog registrations starts 1 October and expires 30 September annually. Council issues a renewal notice in early September for each registered animal with payments due by 30 September.

The Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 and Moreton Bay Regional Council Local Law No. 2 (Animal Management) 2011 regulate the requirements for dogs and cats to be registered.

Animal registration fees

Concession fees apply when correct supporting documentation is provided.

Registration type Supporting documentation Annual fee
Cat - Entire/non-desexed - 66987
Cat - Desexed

Evidence of desexing:

66979
Cat - Desexed, with concession

Evidence of desexing, plus:

  • Centrelink or Veteran Affairs pension concession card
66993
Dog - Entire/non-desexed - 42859
Dog - Desexed

Evidence of desexing:

42863
Dog - Desexed, with concession

Evidence of desexing, plus:

  • Centrelink or Veteran Affairs pension concession card
151074
Dog - Held under Additional Animal Approval - Breeder Premise Applicant must hold a current Moreton Bay Regional Council Additional Animal Approval - Breeder Premise. 67205
Dog - Assistance animal Guide, hearing and assistance dogs. Provide proof of training; i.e. letter from a trainer, statutory declaration or certificate
169628
Dog - Working (rural property) An ABN and completed Rural working dog self assessment checklist(PDF, 102KB). Animals must be kept on a rural property and used (or being trained) primarily for the purpose of droving, protecting, tending or working stock. 169628
Dog - RAAF / Defence &
Commonwealth Services animal
Proof of registration with a Commonwealth Service organisation 169628
Cat or Dog - Transfer from another Council Council does not charge first year registration for animals transferring from another council where evidence of current registration is provided with animal registration. 42833
(first year only)