Animals Animals

Dog Registration

Goondiwindi Regional Council encourages responsible dog and cat ownership.

All dogs are required to be registered with Council. Failure to do so may result in fines being issued to the keeper of the animal.  Cats are not required to be registered but must still be microchipped.

Guildelines for registering and microchipping dogs and microchipping cats are:

  • From the 1st July 2010 microchipping is compulsory for all:
    • Dogs & cats after 8 weeks old and before they reach 12 weeks of age
    • Dogs  & cats that are sold or given away (for any age over 8 weeks old)
    • Declared dangerous and declared menacing dogs
  • Dogs and cats that turn twelve weeks of age before the 1st July are exempt from microchipping unless they are sold or given away, or if they are declared a dangerous or menacing dog
  • From the 1st July 2010 all dogs 12 weeks of age or over must be registered with Council.
  • Desexing your pets is not compulsory but is recommended.

Dog Registration/Renewals 2014

  • All new dog registrations and renewals must be completed by 14 February 2014.
  • Keeping unregistered dog/s after 14 February 2014 may incur on the spot fines of up to $500.
  • The owner of a dog must register the dog with Council.
  • A dog over the age of 3 months must be registered.

Registration and Impounding Fees:


Entire Dog


Each Desexed Dog


Application and Permit to Keep 3 Dogs


Replacement Tag


Release of Impounded Unregistered Dog

$180.00 plus registration

2nd Release


Release of Registered Dog


2nd Release


Sustenance Charge

$10.00 per head per day



Pensioner Discount (Pensioner Card Required):


1st Entire Dog


2nd Entire Dog


1st Desexed Dog


2nd Desexed Dog