Dog Ownership Part 9
The guidelines for registering dogs in the local Shires are all very similar. These points are a summary of the requirements for registering a dogs.
All dogs must be registered by the age of 3 months. An owner must be over 18 years of age to register a dog. The registration period is from 1 November to 31 October, with all registrations expiring on 31 October, regardless of the date your dog was originally registered.
REQUIREMENTS FOR DOG OWNERS WHICH WILL BE ENFORCED BY COUNCIL
Compulsory micro-chipping has been introduced for all dogs.
- Dogs must be micro-chipped when they are registered for the first time or when a change of ownership occurs;
- All restricted breed dogs, must be micro-chipped;
- By 1 November 2015, all dogs must be microchipped
- If your dog is impounded the dog must be registered and arrangements made to micro-chipped your dog before it can be released.