Dog Registration

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

We must remember not everyone likes cats and dogs, in fact many people dislike them. Therefore, to ensure they are not a nuisance to the community and other animals, owners are required to make sure that they comply with Councils Dog Management Policy and the Dog Control Act 2000 (an up to date copy of the Dog Control Act 2000 can be obtained from

Please remember whilst walking your dog in public, they must remain on a lead at all times and to pick up any droppings that your dog is responsible for.

Dog owners are advised to become familiar with 'off leash exercise area' boundaries and 'prohibited areas'.


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


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