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 2019-2020, print and make your payment at Service Tasmania Shop (Sheffield, Devonport, Ulverstone, Burnie or Deloraine) or at Kentish Council, 69 High Street, Sheffield.

Kentish dog registration fees for 2019-2020

Notice is hereby given that dog registration fees have been fixed by the Kentish Council for the financial year 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 in respect of all dogs over the age of six months at the following rates:

Domestic Dog


Sterilised dog


*Working dog


Purebred dog (Reg. Breeder TCA)           $27.00
Greyhound (Reg. TRB)           $27.00
# Hunting dog           $27.00
Declared Dangerous Dog         $273.00
Declared Restricted Breed Dog         $129.00
## Pensioner’s dog           $18.50
Guide/Hearing Dog             FREE
Kennel Licence renewal           $38.50
Replacement of lost tag             $3.00
Transfer of registration from another council area (Proof Required)             $3.00

As defined in the Dog Control Act 2000 – ‘A person, without a kennel licence, must not keep or allow to be kept on any premises more than two (2) dogs over the age of six (6) months; or more than four (4) working dogs over the age of six (6) months'

*     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 renewal


Kennel licences, new applications (3 or more dogs)


Dog Complainant Deposit



Livestock Impoundment – Collection, Holding & Disposal

Full  cost Recovery


Hire Charges  - (2 weeks maximum hire)


Dog Trap (bond only – fully refundable)


Cat Trap  (bond only – fully refundable)



Payments can be made at any Service Tasmania shop or the Council Office in Sheffield

Payments can be made at any Service Tasmania shop or the Council Office in Sheffield.
All dogs over the age of 6 months, unless exempt, must be microchipped.