Cat and dog registration

The Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 requires that all dogs over the age of 12 weeks are registered with Council.

Council’s Local Law 2 (Animal Management) 2011 requires that all cats over the age of 12 weeks are registered with Council.

For further information see

New registration application

Lodge new registration applications online with the supporting documentation listed below. Prepare supporting documents as individual electronic files, ready to upload to the online form. Where required, payment can be made by MasterCard or Visa.

New registration fees may be adjusted (pro-rated) in certain circumstances. Contact Council to confirm the relevant fee amount.

Register Online

Registration renewal

Annual registration renewals are sent to animal owners around the end of August and are payable by 30 September each year.

If any of the below concessions apply or the animal has been desexed since the initial registration, supply the required supporting documentation to Council to be eligible for the reduced fee.

Pay animal registration renewals using the details on the notice issued by Council.

Animal registration fees
Registration Type New
Fee [1]
Supporting documentation Yearly
Fee [1]
Entire (not desexed) cat $21.00 - $64.00
Entire (not desexed) dog $21.00 - $128.00
Desexed cat or dog $21.00

Evidence of desexing:

Desexed cat or dog with concession $21.00 

Evidence of desexing, plus one of:

  • Centrelink or Veteran Affairs pension concession card;
  • Copy of recognised animal organisation membership card.
Cat or dog held under affiliated breeder permits $21.00 Applicant must hold a current Moreton Bay Regional Council affiliated animal breeders permit. $31.00  
Assistance dog No Charge A letter from a recognised organisation under the Guide, Hearing and Assistance Dog Act 2009
  • About the Guide, Hearing and Assistance Dog legislation
    A guide, hearing or assistance dog is a dog specially trained to increase the independence of a person with a disability. A companion animal does not fall within this definition even if the dog is house trained, or has had obedience training and is well behaved in public places.
No Charge
Working dog (rural property) No Charge An ABN and a rural working dog self-assessment checklist. Animals must be kept on a rural property and used (or being trained) primarily for the purpose of droving, protecting, tending or working stock. No Charge
Police dog Proof of registration with a Police Department
RAAF / Defence &
Commonwealth Services dog
No Charge Proof of registration with a Commonwealth Service organisation No Charge
Cats and dogs in temporary
foster care
No Charge Letter from the recognised organisation:
  • Animal Welfare League of Queensland, 
  • Caboolture & District Animal Welfare, 
  • Cartmills Veterinary Practice – kitten rescue, 
  • Peninsula Animal Aid, 
  • Greyhound Adoption Program, 
  • Friends of the Hound, 
  • Silver Lining Pet Rescue, 
  • Animal Rescue Queensland, 
  • Sunshine Coast Animal Refuge, 
  • South East Queensland Animal Rescue, 
  • Red Collar Rescue, 
  • 4 Paws Animal Rescue, 
  • Australian Working Dog Rescue, 
  • Best Friends Rescue, 
  • Bull Arabs The Pawfect Companion, 
  • A Second Chance Animal Rescue, 
  • Working Breed Rehab, 
  • SHAMROQ - Siberian Husky and Malamute Rescue of Qld.
  • Qld Staffy & AmStaff Rescue Inc.
  • Fresh Start Rescue Incorporated 
Organisations that are not listed, but that wish to be recognised by Council should submit their details for consideration in writing.
No Charge
Transfer from another Council No Charge Council does not charge first year registration for animals transferring from another council where evidence of current registration is returned in person, by mail or email with the completed animal registration form. Fees as per registration type
  1. Fees are applicable where supporting documentation has been supplied. If you are unable to supply supporting documents for first year registration, register animals as entire and supply documents before the renewal notices are issued (approximately August each year).

Animal breeding

Breeding of animals (including one-off litters) requires an animal breeder's permit in addition to the animal registration. See additional animals and breeder approvals for more information.

Declared dangerous, menacing and restricted dogs

Dogs which have been declared dangerous or menacing, or breeds that have been declared as restricted, are subject to additional fees and restrictions. See dangerous, menacing and restricted dogs for more information.

Animal registration tags

Lifetime tags are provided when an animal is registered and must be worn at all times. Exemptions may be granted - see Subordinate Local Law 2 (Animal Management) 2011.

Replacement of lost tags can be requested online.


Owners are encouraged to microchip their animals and submit the details to Council for ease of identification.

The Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 requires:

  • All cats and dogs born after 1 April, 2009 to be microchipped prior to 12 weeks of age.
  • All cats and dogs must be microchipped when ownership of the cat or dog changes.

Microchipping can be done at any veterinary surgery. Council also holds microchipping sessions as part of the Petsmart Program.

Updating details

For all other changes contact Council.

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