Dog Registrations

All dogs over the age of three months must be registered with the Shire.

Newly registered dogs must also be microchipped

All dogs 3 months and over must be microchipped by 1 November 2015 whether previously registered or not.

If your dog becomes lost and is impounded by the Ranger, you have a better chance of finding your dog if it is microchipped, registered and wearing its tag.

How do I register my dog?

To register your dog, you will need to ensure your dog is micro-chipped and complete and sign a registration form. A person under the age of 18 years may not register a dog. Once you have completed the form, please return it to the Shire office with payment and the microchip number and a dog tag will be sent to you.
All registrations are due on 31 October each year and can be renewed  for either one year or three years.

Registration Fees

 Description  Fee  Pensioner Stock
 Sterilised – 1 Year  $20.00  $10.00  $5.00
 Sterilised – 3 Year  $42.50  $21.25  $10.63
 Unsterilised – 1 Year  $50.00  $25.00  $12.50
 Unsterilised – 3 Year  $120.00  $60.00  $30.00
 Unsterilised – Lifetime  $250.00
 Sterilised – Lifetime  $100.00
  Kennel Licence   $200 (annual fee charged on initial application and yearly renewal)

Registration concessions

  • Pensioners who have approved concession cards are entitled to a reduction in fees.
  • Only 50% of the registration fee is payable for new registrations (only for a single year registration and not including renewals or re-registration of dogs previously registered within the Shire of Capel) made from 31 May in any year.
  • Proof of sterilisation is required to obtain a concession.
  • Working Dogs (dogs tending stock) are entitled to a reduction in fees.


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