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    Finally got around to registering Strada and Kenna with the council yesterday and came away with the usual little plastic strips to attach to their collars. Very expensive bits of plastic at $55 each.

    Dog registration fees in Cairns range from $5.50 for a working farm dog to $180 for a C.R.C. Declared Dangerous Dog.

    Just wondering about the fees charged by other councils and if you feel the amount you pay is justified by the services offered to dog owners by your council.

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    In my local council in NSW, it cost me a one off flat fee of $40- for life time registration..

    Here is some info from my local council web pages...

    Your Pet | Camden Council

    1. Companion Animal Registration and Microchipping


    How much will it cost to register my dog/cat?

    Entire (undesexed) cat or dog $150

    Entire cat or dog owned by a registered breeder $40

    Desexed cat or dog $40

    Desexed cat or dog owned by a pensioner $15


    At what age does my animal need to be microchipped?

    A companion animal must be microchipped from the time the animal is 12 weeks old. A companion animal must not be sold unless it has been microchipped as required by the Companion Animals Act (even if it is less than 12 weeks old when it is sold). The owner of an animal is guilty of an offence if it is not identified in accordance with the Companion Animals Act.

    What are the Compulsory identification / microchipping requirements?
    The introduction of compulsory microchipping aims to ensure that all owned animals have a means of permanent identification which cannot be lost or tampered with. Microchips are tiny – about the size of a grain of rice – and can be inserted under the skin between the shoulders of a cat or dog. The process is similar to receiving immunisation injections. Councils and other relevant people such as vets are able to read the

    Microchip by passing a scanner over the animal. Each chip contains a unique number which links the animal to the owners details, kept on a Statewide register. Privacy controls ensure the confidentiality of an owner's details and limit access to lawful purposes.

    What is a working dog?

    Working dogmeans; a dog used primarily for the purpose of droving, tending, working or protecting stock, and includes a dog being trained as a working dog. Some provisions of the Companion Animal’s Act do not apply to these dogs. Contact Council for further information.

    How can I check if my animal is microchipped?

    A companion animal must be microchipped as required by the regulations from the time the animal is 12 weeks old. The microchip can be checked by your local vet, council or animal welfare organisation.

    My animal is microchipped is that the same as registration?

    Although microchipping provides an excellent form of identification, it is only the first step to registering your animal.Next the identification certificate needs to be presented at Council and the registration fee paid. The fees are now one single payment for the lifetime of your pet. A companion animal must be registered under this Act from the time the animal is 6 months old. This allows time for the owner to have their pet desexed. The owner of the animal is guilty of an offence if it is not registered.

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    Registration costs $46.20 for a dog aged three to six months and $90.30 for a dog over six months old.

    Registration of desexed dogs (and dogs aged three to six months) is currently only $46.20.

    Also pension and CCC discounts apply to those eligable. With the pension discount..it only applies to one dog...so if you have two dogs...only one dog gets a discount.

    This is for 12 months.

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    My council's Fees are:

    unsterilised - 1YR reg - $30 / 3YR reg - $75
    sterilised - 1YR reg - $10 / 3YR reg - $18
    pensioners 50% of the above

    All dogs over 3 months must be registered.

    I found it be quite a fair price as we have so many off leash areas in our region, and I was expecting more it to be much more so was pleasantly suprised when I went in.

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    Hey, HB I didn't realise you were in Perth too! Which council? Mine's Joondalup - I think those are the same as Joondalup's fees.

    I like the idea of charging/paying more for unsterilised dogs.

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    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

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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
    Wow that is pricey! And the application fee of $351 for a second dog? Highway robbery really - I'm even happier with my council now. Although I do think ours also has the rego only until 31st October each year or 3 years, regardless of which month in the year registered.

    Loren I'm down the other end - City of Canning

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    Mitcham Council South Australia

    The ordinary fee is $45 but with discounts for
    1. microchipped
    2. desexed
    3. trained to Grade 4 standard - or basically won't attack other dogs or people and will behave on the lead!

    We're down to $18.00 - per annum, and no pro-rata for dogs acquired part way through the year. I think the fine for letting your dog wander the streets is very high though. If I was a concession - the rego (with discounts) would be $9.

    The rego is council by council but the tags seem to be managed on a state wide basis ie all dogs registered in Adelaide for 2009-2010 will have pretty blue tags to carry around.

    I always thought the Gold Coast was stupidly expensive.

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    It also looks like in Queensland, those who pay dog registration fees are making up for those who don’t, and the councils are just happy with the increased take from the bunnies.

    The rule is that on a patch of less than 600 square metres, you can only have one dog without the $351 approval for a second one.
    Our neighbourhood is all under 600 sqm, and our previous greyhound came from a nearby house garage with 6 greyhounds in it.

    Our neighbours have two great danes on less than 600 sqm; so to avoid the $351 application, neither of them is registered.
    The council couldn’t care less.
    People like us pay to make up for that.

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    Yikes! I'm glad I don't live in QLD!

    Ours are $40 each for a lifetime reg. Must be done after six months of age, change of address or owner is free. Usually undesexed is $150, but still a one-off for life. As I'm a member of the NSWCC mine are $40, same as a desexed dog.

    This only applies to purebreds though, if I tried to register an undesexed crossbred I would still be expected to pay $150 for it.

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