All dogs over the age of three (3) months, regardless of breed, must be registered with your local council. During registration, you will be issued with a registration tag that will hold information specific to your dog. This tag will allow Ranger Services to re-unite you with your dog quickly should it wander or become lost.
It is a common misconception dogs that have been given a microchip are also registered with the council. This is untrue. Microchips issued at the vets are completely separate to the registration tags issued by the council.
Dog registrations are valid for either one (1) or three (3) years and are dependant on whether your dog is sterilised (neutered) or not.
Dog registration fees are as follows –
These fees are standard for all local governments. If you are the holder of a pension card, you are also entitled to a 50% reduction off the above costs.
All dog registrations expire on October 31 each year and it is responsibility of the owner to ensure registrations are renewed once tags have expired. The City of Bayswater will send out reminder notices to the registered owners when the expiry date is near. The registration tag should be fixed to your dog’s collar as soon as possible.
Proof of dog sterilisation is required at the time of registration. The City can appreciate these forms can get misplaced over time and, to make things easier, we are happy to accept a signed statutory declaration in place of the certificate.