Registering your pet
All dogs and cats must be registered to their local council by the time they are three months old under state legislation.
Registering your dog or cat(PDF, 26KB) greatly improves their chances of being returned to you if they become lost.
Registration fees provide a whole range of other important services too - as a minimum you will get:
- A Council identification marker for your pet to wear
- Lost and found service - a guarantee that if your pet is found wearing the registration tag you will be notified.
- Council services to respond to calls about wandering dogs or dog attacks. This includes the removal of aggressive dogs from the streets.
- Council services to deal with nuisance problems such as barking dogs.
- Council control of ‘dangerous’, ‘menacing’ and ‘restricted breed’ dogs in your area.
- Council monitoring of pet shops, boarding kennels, catteries, pounds, shelters and breeding and training businesses.
Microchipping your pets
Council has a better chance of finding your lost cats and dogs if they are registered and microchipped.
New applications to register a dog or cat will not be accepted unless the dog / cat has been implanted with a microchip (of which proof must be provided).
This includes dogs and cats moving into the municipality from another council.
Central Goldfields Shire does provide microchipping for $35 by appointment.
Desexing your pets
To be eligible for a reduced fee rate for cat registration your cat must be desexed and micochipped.
Proof of desexing and microchipping is required at the time of registering your cat to receive the reduced fee.
To be eligible for a reduced fee rate for dog registration, your dog must be desexed and microchipped.
Central Goldfields Shire Council will register an undesexed dog that is microchipped, however the full maximum fee will apply.
Proof of desexing and microchipping is required at the time of registering your dog to receive the reduced fee.
Renewing your registration
Existing pet registrations must be renewed by 10 April each year.
Council sends a letter to all registered pet owners in the Shire to remind them when they need to renew.
Renewal payments can be made:
- Online via BPay - details are provided on the Domestic Animal Registration Notice
- In person at the Dunolly, Carisbrook, Talbot or Bealiba Post Office
- In person at Council's Customer Service Centre, 22 Nolan Street, Maryborough
New registration payments can only be made:
- In person at Council's Customer Service Centre, 22 Nolan Street, Maryborough.