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  1. #11
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    Entirely fair - naturally I always forget to pay them

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    I live in Central QLD and it cost me $54 for my two desexed dogs. I got a discount of $6 because I paid before the deadline.

    I also have to register my cats which costs an additional $54. Same discount applies.

    I dont have an issue with the "principle" of paying the fee but our council is so ridiculous about monitoring animal welfare that I resent having to pay the money to them. I currently have dogs wandering our street upsetting my dogs through the fence, playing in my yard, shitting in my yard and ones down the road that have more than the regulated two dogs and I know they arent registered at all.

    I also have mine microchipped because the pound here is in the next town an hour a way and I dont trust them to return my animal to me.

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    I live in the Brisbane City Council and I just registered my two and it cost me $37 each, which I didn't think was too bad. I also registered my cats which normally will be $20 each but this year it was free as it was the first time you had to register cats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Mop View Post
    Looks again like Queensland is the greediest place.

    Gold Coast council: (in lowercase)
    ‘Standard dog’ $96 per year.
    Desexed dog $48 per year.
    Pensioner’s dog $24 per year.

    All dogs are registered until the 31st of August.
    So, if you get a dog in January, you pay for a year until August; then in August you pay again for the full year to come:

    http://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/atta..._rego_fees.pdf


    The application fee for a second dog is $351, none of which is refundable, irrespective of outcome.

    Councils in urban areas of Queensland don't have pounds.
    Despite inaccurately mentioning ‘city pounds’ at the bottom of this page, they offload the real work onto the Animal Welfare League and other such organizations:

    http://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/atta...nimals_app.pdf
    I can't get over that nonrefundable fee for a second dog. How greedy is that?

    Cairns does have a pound at least and shows impounded dogs and cats on line. CRC are on a revenue raising drive at the moment to pay for the fat pay rises they awarded themselves after the last council elections. Rates have skyrocketed as well. They are doing house to house inspections at present to catch owners with unregistered dogs.

    Pets & Animal Management

    At least they are not as bad as Mareeba council on the tablelands. Mareeba pound does not own a microchip scanner as the council feels it is an unnecessary expense!

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    These are the charges here on the Sunshine Coast

    Animal Registration Fees & Charges
    Entire dog (i.e. non desexed dog) $106.00
    Desexed & Microchipped dog (Pension Discount – proof required) Nil
    Entire dog (Pension Discount – proof required) $88.00
    Regulated Dog (Declared Dangerous, Restricted or Menacing) $400.00
    Desexed dog $22.00
    Replacement Tag Nil
    Desexed & Microchipped dog $10.00
    Assistance Dogs Nil

    Not bad, I think. The only problem is you are supposed to register a puppy at 12 weeks of age and I will not be desexing Jenna until approx 6 months so I would have to pay the full $106. I'm afraid this means I will not be registering her until she is 6 months. It really is a stupid system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tkay View Post
    These are the charges here on the Sunshine Coast

    Animal Registration Fees & Charges
    Entire dog (i.e. non desexed dog) $106.00
    Desexed & Microchipped dog (Pension Discount – proof required) Nil
    Entire dog (Pension Discount – proof required) $88.00
    Regulated Dog (Declared Dangerous, Restricted or Menacing) $400.00
    Desexed dog $22.00
    Replacement Tag Nil
    Desexed & Microchipped dog $10.00
    Assistance Dogs Nil

    Not bad, I think. The only problem is you are supposed to register a puppy at 12 weeks of age and I will not be desexing Jenna until approx 6 months so I would have to pay the full $106. I'm afraid this means I will not be registering her until she is 6 months. It really is a stupid system.
    And of course that's how they milk the average dog owner for more money. Very few people desex pups under three months so you are forced to pay the full amount for an animal you intend to desex in a few months any way.

    Cairns charge $105 for an entire dog but as I am on a disability pension (this doesn't mean I rake in government money as my husband works but at least I get cut price meds and cheaper dog rego.) I was only charged $55 each for my two. With my bitches I like to spay them half way between their first and second season so Kenna the Sheltie is due to be spayed next month. Next year her rego. will be much cheaper.

    The only reason I registered the dogs now was because of the house check. No one comes if you have registered your dogs and I don't want anyone to see the 16 year old Pug who is not registered.

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    You might want to check with your councils cause with the Brisbane City Council, you can register your dog as de-sexed as long as you're planning on de-sexing your dog in the coming year. Then when you pay your renewal, you just have to show proof that the dog has been de-sexed or they charge you the full amount.

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    Brisbane City Council … $37 each
    As a sort of rule, council fees are an indication of population density.
    Low fees are possible in densely populated areas.
    The very rich North Sydney council has very low fees for its densely packed rich inhabitants.
    The pretext of high fees for low population densities can be used in the well-hidden backblocks to make up for corruption and inefficiency.

    Councils have over 100 taxes in their bag of tricks.
    Commercial premises can be charged a tax on their parking space, and also for ‘lack of parking space’, and they can be charged both at the same time.


    house to house inspections
    They’ve got quite a task on hand, and they will handle it in a haphazard way.


    an unnecessary expense
    Mareeba council should levy a tax of $1 on every dope plant, to enable them to splurge on unnecessary expenses.

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    We get house to house inspections every yr and a note is left in the letter box once they have been, to say all is good here

    It the cats I feel sorry for...they have an ID tag, micro chip tag, council rego tag and a bell all on their petite little collars lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozeymum View Post
    We get house to house inspections every yr and a note is left in the letter box once they have been, to say all is good here

    It the cats I feel sorry for...they have an ID tag, micro chip tag, council rego tag and a bell all on their petite little collars lol
    ohhh house inspections, i did'nt know that happens in QLD, is it state wide or just certain council regions???

    Just as we as dog owners have to do the right thing & obey the dog laws etc & i cant see why cat owners OZ wide shouldn't have to do the same & I don't blame the authorities for regulations in regards to cats wearing bells & other id tags etc, hopefully it makes the cat owners more responsible & lock up the cats in the house or in a cat run etc at sunset thro to morning as cats do a lot of unnecessary killings to innocent native animals

    I'm sure as hell that if i let my dog out on a native animal killing spree,(not that i would ever let or encourage my dog to kill another animal ) he would be declared a dangerous dog & impounded etc & i will be heavily fined etc or even worse my dog would be PTS by authorities
    Last edited by Aussie Floyd; 08-31-2009 at 09:59 AM.

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