Dog Registration

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Dogs and cats are great companion animals, but owning one means you have particular responsibilities, both to your pet and also to the general public.

Please remember whilst walking your dog in public, they must remain on a lead at all times and to pick up any droppings that your dog is responsible for.

Dog owners are advised to become familiar with 'off leash exercise area' boundaries and 'prohibited areas'. To register a dog with Kentish Council please complete Dog Registration Form 2020-2021, print and make your payment at Service Tasmania Shop (Sheffield, Devonport, Ulverstone, Burnie or Deloraine) or at Kentish Council, 69 High Street, Sheffield.

Have any of your dog registration details changed?

Please complete the form below and return it to Council if any of the following has occurred:

  • Your dog is or will be living at a different address (for 60 days or longer)
  • Your dog has moved to a different municipal area
  • You have transferred ownership of your dog to someone else or have become the new owner
  • Your dog has died

Change Dog Registration Details

Please complete a Change of Postal Address form if you just wish to advise of a change in mailing address.

Dog Registration Payments

Payments for Dog Registrations may be made online or at any Service Tasmania Shop or at the Kentish Council Office.  All dogs over the age of 6 months, unless exempt, must be microchipped prior to being registered with the Council.

Dog Registration Fees for 2020-2021

Dog registration fees for the financial year 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 in respect of all dogs over the age of 6 months at the following rates:


New & Renewal Fees paid before 31/08/2020

Renewal Fees paid after 31/08//2020
Domestic Dog$49.50$54.50
Sterilized Dog$21.50$26.50
*Working Dog$27.00$32.00
Purebred Dog (Reg. Breeder TCA)$27.00$32.00
Greyhound (Reg. TRB)$27.00$32.00
# Hunting Dog$27.00$32.00
Dog completed Accredited Training Course$27.00$32.00
Declared Dangerous Dog$273.00$278.00
Declared Restricted Breed Dog$129.00$134.00
## Pensioner's Dog$18.50$23.50
Guide/Hearing/Medical Response DogFREEFREE
Other Fees:  
Replacement of Lost Tag$3.00$3.00
Transfer of Registration from another Council area (proof required)$3.00$3.00
Dog Complainant Deposit$30.00$30.00
Dog Trap Hire (2 weeks maximum, bond only - fully refundable)$20.00$20.00
Cat Trap Hire (2 weeks maximum, bond only - fully refundable)$20.00$20.00
Livestock Impoundment - Collection, Holding & DisposalFull cost recoveryFull cost recovery

*     As defined in the Dog Control Act 2000 – on the provision of evidence

#   Hunting Dogs - must be a current financial member of an approved recognised association. eg North West Hound Owners Association (evidence must be provided)

##  Discounted fee is for one dog only, on the production of a Pension Card  N.B. additional dogs – full fee applicable.

Kennel Licence Fees

A Kennel Licence is required if you have on your premises, for any period of time:

(a) more than 2 dogs, other than working dogs, over the age of 6 months; or

(b) more than 4 working dogs over the age of 6 months.

Kennel Licence$81.50
Renewal of Kennel Licence (renewal invoice sent annually) $38.50

For new kennel licences, please refer to the information package.