Animal Control

The Animal Control Program undertakes a regulatory role in relation to the control of dogs within the municipality. Council's Municipal Inspector carries out all Animal Control functions, in accordance with the requirements of the Dog Control Act 2000 and Council policy. Successful control of dogs relies upon education and promotion of responsible dog ownership, in addition to the collection and impounding of stray dogs and administering the registration of dogs within the municipality.

Council is proactive in ensuring that all dogs within the municipality are registered by 31 July each year.  Infringements are issued to owners of dogs found to be unregistered after this date. It is vital that all infringements are paid to prevent further action as Council will refer your details for debt collection - you have only 28 days to comply with the conditions stated on the infringement notice.

Please note that complaints regarding dogs will only be investigated if the Complaint Lodgement Fee has been paid.  If your complaint is proven following an investigation, we will refund the fee.

Dog Registration - All dogs aged over six months must be registered! Dog Registration Form 2017-2018(195 kb)

Barking Dogs

De-sexing of Dogs

Microchipping of Dogs

Seizure & Impounding of Dogs

Restricted Breed Dogs

Dangerous Dogs

ANIMAL CONTROL CHARGES

FEE 2017/18

Dog Registrations if paid by 31 July 2017

 

Whole of life for each un-sterilised dog

$502.00

Concession

$244.95

Whole of life for each sterilised dog

$251.00

Concession

$125.50

Annual charge for each un-sterilised dog

$51.50

Concession

$44.00

Annual charge for each sterilised dog (certificate required)

$25.75

Concession

$21.00

Puppy (under 6 months of age) - no concession available

$14.15

Annual charge for each classified dog if paid by 31 July 2017

 

Working Dogs & Pure Breeds

$25.75

Working Dogs & Pure Breeds Concession annual charge per dog (max 2 dogs only)

$19.20

Guard dogs declared under s30 Dog Control Act 2000

$76.00

Registration for dangerous dog declared under s29 Dog Control Act 2000

$314.00

Guide dogs or Hearing dog (or any other certified medical reason) proof required

Free

 

 

Dog Registrations if paid after 31 July 2017

 

Whole of life for each male or female un-sterilised dog

$507.00

Concession

$252.50

Whole of life for each male or female sterilised dog

$253.50

Concession

$44.45

Annual charge for each male or female un-sterilised dog

$74.75

Annual charge for each male or female sterilised dog (certificate required)

$26.00

Puppy (under 6 months of age)

$21.20

Annual charge for each classified dog if paid after 31 July 2017

 

Working Dogs & Pure Breeds

$32.75

Working Dogs & Pure Breeds Concession annual charge per dog (max 2 dogs only)

$26.50

Guard dogs declared under s30 Dog Control Act 2000

$83.00

Registration for dangerous dog declared under s29 Dog Control Act 2000

$344.00

Guide dogs or Hearing dog (or any other certified medical reason) proof required

Free

 

 

Other Charges

 

Application for Kennel Licence 3 or more dogs plus registration fee per dog (includes inspection of site)

$113.00

Renewal of Kennel Licence (includes inspection of site)

$76.75

Appeal in respect of a Kennel Licence

$34.35

Surrender Fee

$200.00

Daily Fee for each impounded dog

$28.30

Dog release fee (office hours)

$38.90

Dog release fee (after hours)

$125.25

Inspection of register (per 10 minutes of staff time)

$9.60

Printout of certificate of particulars from register

$11.60

Replacement of registration tag

$11.60

Complaint lodgement (refunded if complaint confirmed)

$23.25

 
 
West Coast Council Working In partnership with our community
Tel: 03 64 714 700
Fax: 03 64 714 720
Email: wcc@westcoast.tast.gov.au
11 Sticht Street
PO Box 63
Queenstown TAS 7467