Dog Registration

All dogs in Queensland must be registered with Council. Dogs must be microchipped prior to registering with Mareeba Shire Council.

Dogs in the Mareeba Shire must be registered with Council:

  • upon reaching three months of age
  • prior to the expiry of the current registration
  • within 14 days of obtaining your dog (if the dog is older than three months of age)
  • within 14 days of moving into the Mareeba Shire Council area.

Dog registration is a requirement of State legislation outlined in the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008.

Additionally, registering your dog is a safeguard for your pet to be returned if it becomes lost. Registration fees help provide animal management related services to the community including the provision of animal shelter facilities and staff capacity to deal with animal related services and emergencies.

How to Register my dog:

  • Complete the online registration form or download and print the PDF registration form. Alternatively, you may ask for a form at a Council Customer Service Centre.
  • Submit your completed form to Council with proof of microchip number and de-sexing (if applicable)
  • Pay applicable fees
  • Receive tag and attach it to dog collar
  • Keep Council up to date on any change of address/ownership/phone numbers

You MUST within 14 days, inform Council in writing, of any changes to your dog’s registration details, including:

Failure to advise Council of changed circumstances may result in the issuing of a penalty infringement notice.

Animal Registration Renewals

Animal registration renewals are issued in April/May each year. The yearly registration period runs from 1 July to 30 June each year.  Registration renewal can be paid by BPay, by mail, by phone, online or over the counter.

Failing to renew your dog’s registration by 30 June may result in the issuing of a penalty infringement notice.

Register to receive your Animal Registration Renewal via email

Animal owners can receive their renewal notices direct to their nominated email address rather than through the post.  There is no charge for this service.

If you opt in to receiving eNotices, you will receive your animal notice(s) wherever you are with internet access avoiding postal delays.  Please note that animal notices that are delivered by email will NOT be sent via the postal system.

The eNotices portal allows you to self-manage all your notices, send notices to multiple email addresses, and view your notices at any time.

To register you will require the eNotices reference number which is located on the back of your notice.

If you already have an account, you can access it below.

Dog Registration FormDog Registration Amendment FormPay Dog Renewal Online

Council offers refunds (on a pro-rata basis) to dog owners if they get their dogs desexed during the registration period.

Proof of sterilization needs to be supplied upon request for refund.

Council does not offer refunds on dogs that have left the Shire or are deceased.