Animal Control

Dog Ownership

Dogs are great companion and working animals, but owning one means you have particular responsibilities, both to your pet and also to the general public.

To ensure dogs are not a nuisance to the community and other animals, owners are required to make sure that they comply with Councils policies and the Dog Control Act 2000 (an up to date copy of the Dog Control Act 2000 can be obtained from

The Council's Dog Management Policy(207 kb)contains information on:

  • Dog registration requirements
  • Fee reduction/reimbursement
  • Repacement of lost tags
  • Off-leash excercise areas
  • Mandatory On-Leash areas
  • Restricted areas
  • Micro-chipping
  • Dangerous/Restricted/Nuisance Dogs
  • Kennel Licencing
  • Other related information

 Animals in Emergencies - Pet Pal program 



Inside with Cats

from Kingborough Council

Inside with Cats is a collaboration project that introduces six cats (along with their humans), who are embracing life on the inside. Inside with Cats is not just about containing cats inside a house, it also explores the various options these owners have used for outdoor enclosures or walking harnesses, and how they keep their cats safe, happy and healthy.

As the ‘humans’ of these stories explain, containing their cats is not just about protecting the native wildlife, it is also about protecting their cats. Knowing your cat and providing for its needs is the first step to having a happy cat who can still lead emotionally and physically enriched lives on the inside.

    Inside with Cats is a partnership between Kingborough Council, Ten Lives Cat Centre, Tasmanian Conservation Trust and the Bruny Island Environment Network.


Kentish dog registration fees for 2019-2020

Dog Registration Form 2019-2020(215 kb)




Notice is hereby given that dog registration fees have been fixed by the Kentish Council for the financial year 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 in respect of all dogs over the age of six months at the following rates:         




Domestic Dog


Sterilized dog


*Working dog


Purebred dog (Reg. Breeder TCA)


Greyhound (Reg. TRB)


# Hunting dog


Declared Dangerous Dog


Declared Restricted Breed Dog


## Pensioner’s dog


Guide/Hearing Dog


Kennel Licence renewal




Replacement of lost tag




Transfer of registration from another council area

(proof required)



As defined in the Dog Control Act 2000 – ‘A person, without a kennel licence, must not keep or allow to be kept on any premises more than two (2) dogs over the age of six (6) months; or more than four (4) working dogs over the age of six (6) months’


*     As defined in the Dog Control Act 2000 – on the provision of evidence


#   Hunting Dogs - must be a current financial member of an approved recognised

     association. eg North West Hound Owners Association (evidence must be provided)


##  Discounted fee is for one dog only, on the production of a PensionCard

      N.B. additional dogs – full fee applicable.



Kennel licence renewal 





Kennel licences, new applications (3 or more dogs)                    


Dog Complainant Deposit






Livestock Impoundment – Collection, Holding & Disposal     


     Full Cost     Recovery







Hire Charges  - (2 weeks maximum hire)



Dog Trap (bond only – fully refundable)



Cat Trap  (bond only – fully refundable)






Payment can be made at any Service Tasmania shop or the Council

Office in Sheffield.    






All dogs over the age of 6 months, unless exempt, must be



Kennel Licencing

The Dog Control Act requires that:


  • A person who wishes to keep more than two dogs (or in case of working dogs more than 4 dogs) on any premises must hold a kennel licence issued by 
  • the General Manager for the municipality in which the dogs are to be kept.
  • A Notice of Intention(155 kb) must be placed in a daily local newspaper. 
  • The advertisement shall be similar to that shown on the form. 
  • An Application for a Kennel Licence(198 kb) must be lodged along with the appropriate fee at the Kentish Council or a Service 
    Tasmanian shop.
  • Council’s Environmental Health Officer or Animal Control Officer may undertake an inspection of the property.
  • A Kennel Licence may be issued with conditions and is for a set number and breed of dogs.  
  • Licences are required to be renewed annually.  

for more information download the Kennel Licence Information Sheet(198 kb).


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