Dog registration and microchipping
Dog owners are required to register their dog with their local council and have their dog microchipped.
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.
The registration period is between 1 July and 30 June each 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 a fine.
The renewal notice is a first and final notice and it is your responsibility to renew your dog's registration without any further reminders being issued.
How to register your 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 arrange payment.
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, 320KB) 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
|Standard registration fee for unsterilised dog
|Sterilised dog – veterinarian certificate or similar evidence must be provided
Pensioners: unsterilised dog $75, sterilised dog $40. 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.
|Greyhounds – evidence of Greyhound Racing Tasmania registration must be provided
|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/assistance dog and puppy – certification must be provided
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.