Dog Management

Dogs are an important part of the community and many people value their companionship. Council reminds owners of the need to comply with the Dog Control Act 2000 and to follow some basic guidelines which recognise the rights of all community members:

  • Ensure dogs over 6 months old are registered.
  • Dogs are to microchipped.
  • Clean up any mess left by dogs.
  • Ensure dogs are on leads on all roads, footpaths, nature strips and public walkways.
  • Inform Council on the death or transfer of ownership of a dog.
  • Dogs must not attack a person or other animal.
  • Don’t allow dogs to bark continually and cause a noise nuisance.
  • Maintain effective control of dogs.
  • No more than 2 dogs over 6 months of age, or 4 in the case of working dogs, on premises unless a kennel licence has been approved (outside a residential area).

If you dog is found outside of your property and Council picks up your dog it will be taken to the Council pound located at Main Road, Nubeena.

For more information about responsible dog ownership or for current registration fees please contact the Tasman Council on (03) 6250 9200 or email tasman@tasman.tas.gov.au

Dog registrations must be paid by July 31st each year. Tasman Council offer a discounted period during July to encourage dog registrations.

New Dog Registration

If your dog has not been registered with the Tasman Council before, you must register your dog as soon as possible.

All dogs over the age of six months must be registered with Council.  All dogs over the age of six months must also be microchipped (greyhounds registered as racing dog and working farm dogs are exempt).

Tasman Council supports a number of ways to pay your dog registration.  Please visit our Payments page for further information.

Change of Details to Your Dog Registration

If details of your dog registration have changed, you should notify Council prior to making payment. This can be done in person, by phone or email.

Evidence of Classifications for Dog Registrations

The following evidence needs to be produced prior to your dog being registered in the appropriate class.

De-sexed Dog

Certification of sterilisation from veterinary surgeon that the dog is sterilised or the provision of a Statutory Declaration.

Pure Bred Dogs

Certification of registration and pedigree issued by the Tasmanian Canine Association (TCA) or equivalent interstate certification, plus current membership card of TCA.

Working Dog

ABN number relating to farming business. Only applies to breeds recognised as working dogs by the Tasmanian Canine Association.

Greyhounds

Registration certificate from the Tasmanian Greyhounds Racing Council.

Paying Your Dog Registration

Please refer to our Payments section for information on how to make a payment.

Registration Fees

Please refer to Councils Fees and Charges for information regarding registration fees.


DOG FEES 20222/2023

 

 

PAID BEFORE 31 JULY 2022

 

AMOUNT

Dog (not de-sexed) $54.35
De-sexed Dog

(evidence must be submitted)

$26.35
Pensioner Remission *

(evidence must be submitted)

*  Available for 1 dog only)

$18.90
Working Dog

(evidence must be submitted)

$26.35
Purebred Dog

(evidence must be submitted)

$26.35
Greyhound

(evidence must be submitted)

$26.35
Dangerous Dog (sec 29 – dangerous or restricted breed) $258.30
Dangerous Dog (sec 30 – guard dog) $178.65
Guide Dog / Assistance Dog

(evidence must be submitted)

 

No Charge
Registration of dogs owned by non-resident ratepayers that are currently registered with another Municipal Council

(evidence of existing registration must be submitted)

 

No Charge
 

PAID AFTER 31 JULY 2022

 

AMOUNT

Dog (not de-sexed) $81.80
De-sexed Dog

(evidence must be submitted)

$37.10
Pensioner Remission *

(evidence must be submitted)

* Available for 1 dog only

$24.15
Working Dog

(evidence must be submitted)

$35.30

 

Purebred Dog

(evidence must be submitted)

$37.10
Greyhound $37.10
Dangerous Dog (sec 29 – dangerous or restricted breed) $283.50
Dangerous Dog (sec 30 – guard dog) $208.20
Guide Dog / Assistance Dog

(evidence must be submitted)

No Charge
Registration of dogs owned by non-resident ratepayers that are currently registered with another Municipal Council

(evidence of existing registration must be submitted)

No Charge
 

KENNEL LICENCE

 

AMOUNT

New Licence – 3-5 Dogs $88.20
New Licence – More than 5 dogs $114.10
Renewal of Licence* $40.30
*Registration of each dog is also required when applying & renewing a kennel licence

 

 

OTHER FEES

AMOUNT
Lodgement of Complaint made in accordance with Section 47 of Dog Control Act 2000 $28.45
Replacement Tag $11.85
Daily Impoundment Fee $24.15
Dog Registrations received after 1-Jan

The reduced rate is not applicable if the dog was required to be registered prior to 1-Jan

50% of registration fee
Dogs adopted from the Dogs Home of Tasmania or RSPCA

(evidence of adoption must be submitted)

50% of initial registration fee
Transfer of registration from another Municipal area (evidence of current registration must be submitted)  No Charge

Pensioner Remission REQUIREMENTS

  • Evidence must be supplied for persons who intend to claim the pensioner remission.
  • Pensioner Remission is available for the registration of one (1) dog only.
  • The Pensioner Remission is not available for dogs that have been impounded by Council.
  • The Pensioner Remission is not available for new registration applications received after 1 January.

Dog Management Policy 2012-2017

The Dog Management Policy is currently under review, public consultation closed on 28 September 2022. It is anticipated that the policy will come into effect early 2023.

Locations/Areas/Beaches

Maps of  dog exercise areas and prohibited areas can be found at the following link:
Dog Walking Areas

Microchipping

As of July 2011 it is legislative requirement under the Dog Control Act 2000 that dogs (working dogs and registered grey hounds are exempt) are to be microchipped. In 2011 Tasman Council held two microchipping days to assist local dog owners in having their dogs microchipped.  Council is currently considering holding a third microchipping day if there is sufficient interest.  If you would like to express an interest in another microchipping day please contact Council to have your details added to our list.  Further information will be given in the near future.

What is a microchip?

A microchip is similar in size to a long grain of rice.  It is 12 millimetres long and 1 millimetre wide and fixed with a unique number when manufactured.

How does my pet get a microchip?

With one quick injection beneath your pets skin, between the shoulder blade area (normally).  This injection is performed by your Vet at their clinic or at a local microchipping day in your area.

What happens after?

Your pets microchip will have 15 numerals, conforming to Australia and International Standards.  Once your pet is microchipped, a form in completed with your contact details which is forwarded to a national database.  Central Animal records (CAR) is one database that is recommended, as it has been accredited by the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) and the Comestic Animal Registries watchdog (DAR).  Once prescribed with CAR, you will recevie, in the mail, a form of indentification to verify that your pet and ownership details have been received and listed.

What happens if my pet becomes lost?

If your pet is taken to a local microchip scanning centre (usually a Vet, Council or Welfare Centre), they will scan your pet with a Scanner and your pets microchip number will come up.  The Vet, Council or Welfare worker will contact a national database, for example Central Animal Records, to find out your contact details, so you can be called and reunited with your pet.