All charges include GST, effective from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022.
Dog registration and dog impounding fees are imposed under the Dog Control Act 1996. Impounding fees and droving charges are imposed under the Impounding Act 1955. The fees and charges are necessary to recover the cost to Council of providing these services.
These charges cover the standard cost to Council in carrying out the work listed. However, additional charges may be charged depending on the circumstances, such as additional inspection fees that may be incurred in doing the work noted below.
These fees are set under the Dog Control Act 1996.
Standard fee from 1 July 2021
Total fee including penalties if paid after 1 August 2021
|General registration (desexed dog)||$110||$165|
|Disability assist (defined section 2 of the Dog Control Act 1996)||No charge||No charge|
|Certified for use by a specified agency (defined section 2 of the Dog Control Act 1996)||No charge||No charge|
|Preferred owner application||$60|
Pound fees for dogs and other animals
Where a dog is registered and microchipped and has no history within the past 12 months of involvement with our Animal Management services, it may be returned home at no cost.
These fees are set under S.68 of the Dog Control Act 1996.
First impound: $124
Second impound, within 12 months of first impound: $187
Third or subsequent impound, within 12 months of previous impound: $250
Daily charge per dog per day or part of a day: $19
Destruction of dog: $83
Adoption fee (covers microchipping, vaccination, neutering, registration, flea and worm treatment): $360
This is for all animals other than dogs (per head). These are set under the Impounding Act 1955.
First offence: $124
Repeated offence: $187
Sustenance and care: $15 per day
Supplementary feed for stock: 150% of sustenance charge
Emergency release of animals outside normal hours. Normal hours are 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory and public holidays: $61 for first impound, $92 for subsequent impounds within 12 months.
These fees may be added to the fixed fees list above or may be applied as a single charge.
Hire transport: Actual cost incurred by Council
Council vehicles: $2.26 per kilometre
To carry out microchipping: $20 per dog
Charges for Council staff
These charges are the rate per hour (or part thereof) for Council staff services.
Team Leader Animal Management and Education: $187
Animal Control Officer: $132
Administration Staff: $120
Head of Environmental Protection Services: $226
General Manager: $246
The Head of Environmental Protection Services is authorised to remit, reduce or refund the dog control fee or part of the fee in any particular case or class of dog where there are special grounds for doing so.
The registration fee for a dog that is declared a dangerous dog will be 150% of the level that would apply if it were not so classified (as required by section 32 (1)(e) of the Dog Control Act 1996).