Dog registration and microchipping


Dog owners are required to register their dog with their local council and have their dog microchipped.

Registration renewals

The dog registration period is between 1 July and 30 June the following year. Renewal notices will be issued prior to the expiration of your dog's registration. Please ensure that you promptly pay the renewal fee and update any incorrect details to ensure that your dog remains registered and the records accurate. Failure to pay the registration fee means that your dog is not registered and you may be issued with an infringement notice (fine).

Registration renewal payment options can be found on the make a payment page.

The City provides a renewal notice as a courtesy. This is a first and final notice, and it remains the responsibility of the dog owner to ensure their dog is registered by paying the nominated fee required by the set due date.

How to register a new dog

For new dog registrations you can complete and submit the dog registration application online:

Dog registration application

Payment for a new application for dog registration cannot be paid online at the time of submitting the application.

Once we receive your application one of our officers will contact you to arrange for the payment of the registration fee, an invoice will not be issued. If you haven't heard from us within 2 business days you can phone us on 03 6238 2190 to make payment using a credit card.

After payment has been made your dog's registration tag will be posted to you. Until payment is made your dog remains unregistered.

Alternatively you can print the dog registration application(PDF, 422KB)  and submit with payment in one of the following ways:

  • by mail: GPO Box 503, Hobart, 7001
  • in person: Customer Service Centre, 16 Elizabeth Street, Hobart

Puppy registration information

Once a dog is six months old it must be registered by a person over 18 years of age. If a dog belongs to a child, the registration must be in the name of a parent or guardian.

You may register your puppy with the City of Hobart if it is not yet six months old. A tag will be provided for your dog for a fee of $16 but a registration fee won't be charged until the upcoming renewal period, after your dog has turned 6 months old.

Current fees

General registrations Fee
Standard registration fee for unsterilised dog $144
Sterilised dog – veterinarian certificate or similar evidence must be provided $69

Please note: the above fees are the full registration amount. Discounts are provided for paying the fees during the early discount period.

Pensioners: unsterilised dog $80, sterilised dog $42.70. A pension card is to be provided at time of registration. The discount applies to one dog only. Not applicable to Health Care Card holders and no other discounts will be applied.

Special registrations Fee
Greyhounds – evidence of Greyhound Racing Tasmania registration must be provided $80
Purebred dogs – evidence must be provided that owner is a registered member of Dogs Tasmania

Guard dogs – must be:

  • registered in the Hobart municipal area if working as a guard dog
  • be from a registered security business
  • declared dangerous by the Chief Executive Officer
Dangerous dogs and restricted breeds – declared in accordance with section 29 of the Dog Control Act 2000 (declared dangerous prior to 30 June 2020)
Dangerous dogs and restricted breeds – declared in accordance with section 29 of the Dog Control Act 2000 (declared dangerous after 1 July 2020)
Guide dog and puppy – certification must be provided
No charge
Replacement tag

Replacement dog registration tag

If you have lost your dog's registration tag you can let us know you need a new one by completing and submitting the dog registration tag replacement request. There is a fee for this, which is listed above. Once we receive your request one of our officers will contact you to arrange for payment of the tag. Your dog's new tag will then be posted to you.


Once your dog is six months old, you can take it to a vet or authorised person in an animal welfare shelter to get it microchipped, which is a safe, painless procedure.

Once your dog has been microchipped your contact details and the details of the dog are forwarded to the national registry. You will be given a Certificate of Identification, which will include the microchip number. Please let us know this number as soon as possible.

If you have any enquiries about registration or microchipping, contact the Animal Management Unit on 03 6238 2182.