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27 August, 2021

Community Connect: Dog Registrations are now overdue

HAVE you forgotten something? A reminder to all owners that 2021/22 financial year dog registration renewals are now overdue.

Cassowary Coast Regional Council Councillor Jeff Baines said all dogs in Cassowary Coast must be registered from the age of 12 weeks or within 14 days of moving to the region. You are also required to microchip your dog.

“Notices were issued at the start of July. As of 16 August, only 44% of these registrations have been renewed. Any dog that is not registered means that the dog owner can be fined up to $275.

“By registering your dog, it makes reuniting easier if your pet was to ever become lost.

“Your registration fees also help cover the cost of pet-related services such as picking up lost or wandering pets, caring for lost pets at our pound and investigating barking complaints and dog attacks.”

Councillor Baines said to avoid a fine, register or renew your dog registration today. Discounts apply for desexed dogs and dogs owned by pensioners.

“It’s important to note that dog tags for BPay payments have not just been sent out and will be in the post soon.

“If you have received a renewal notice but are no longer responsible for the dog, please notify Council.”

Payment for registrations can be made at any Council Customer Service Centre or via the ‘My Council’ online portal, BPay, phone or mail.

New dog registrations can be completed in person or by contacting Council.

As registrations are now overdue, please note that non-payment of registration renewal may result in a fine being issued.

If residents need to update their animals’ details, please contact Council on 1300 763 903, by emailing

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