All dogs residing on urban residential, rural residential, rural properties must be registered annually.

All dogs are required to be registered for easy identification. Registering and microchipping your dogs is the best way to locate owners should the animals be found wandering. Microchipping can be done at your closest Veterinary Surgery. Dogs must wear a registration tag at all times.

Dogs must be kept in a proper enclosure that prevents them from wandering or escaping. The minimum standards for keeping dogs are:

  • enclosures must be cleaned regularly and waste disposed of so as not to create a nuisance or health hazard
  • adequate food and water must be provided
  • adequate space must be provided for each dog
  • not permiting any dog to be kept in such a manner as to be a nuisance, likely to cause an injury or health hazard.

A well exercised and disciplined dog makes a happy and contented pet. Your pet should be walked every day especially if you have an active breed or large dog.

Dogs must be leashed at all times outside your property and under continuous supervision. You are responsible for the actions of your dog, therefore it is your duty to clean up after your pet (dispose of faeces in a sanitary manner) and make sure that your dog is not a nuisance.

An off-leash dog park is available at Doyle Street Mareeba and Gregory Terrace Kuranda. More information can be found here.

You must notify Council of any change in details to a dog’s registration such as address, ownership, desexing or replacement tag. Failure to update such details may lead to the issue of an infringement.