Did you know that dog registration is compulsory in the ACT?
All dogs must be registered if:
- The dog is over eight weeks old
- The dog has been kept in the ACT for 28 days or more
- The dog’s keeper has been a resident of the ACT for 28 days or more
If you hold a Seniors Card or are a benefit recipient, you can register your dog for the first time for a one-off concessional fee of $20.70.
As of 1 July 2021, dog owners are required to renew their dog’s registration annually, at no cost. Owners will receive annual registration reminder notices by email, text or letter at least 14 days prior to their dog’s renewal date. Renewal dates are on the anniversary of when the dog was first registered. For instance, if a dog was registered on 1 September 2020, the renewal date will be 1 September each year.
Keeping dog registration details up to date is part of being a responsible dog owner. It also enables Domestic Animal Services to return lost dogs to their owners as quickly as possible.
For more information on fees and how to register or update your dog’s registration visit the City Services website at www.cityservices.act.gov.au/dogrego.