Register your dog

Registering your dog helps Council to return them if they are lost or taken to the pound, and to notify you in case of an accident. Dogs over six months of age must be micro-chipped and registered.



Application for New Dog Registration(PDF, 778KB)

If you have more than two domestic or four working dogs a kennel licence is also required.

Application for Kennel Licence or Renewal(PDF, 110KB)

Annual Renewals

Dog registration renewal notices are sent out in July each year, with a reduced fee payment due by Friday 30 August.  Payments made will automatically validate the lifetime tag for the financial year. 

Dog Renewal Payment   
Your Animal Number can be found on your renewal notice.

If you don't receive your renewal form by August, please contact Customer Service on 03 6430 5700.


Lost Tags

If your lifetime metal tag is lost or damaged, replacement tags can be obtained from the Council for a nominal fee. 



Any changes in you or your pet’s location, transfer of ownership, or if you have lost your pet, can be updated online by the link below, or in-person during cashier hours  Monday to Friday.


Additional Information

All dogs over the age of six months are to be registered with Council and micro-chipped. This is required by law under the Dog Control Act 2000.

Registered dogs must wear the current Burnie City Council dog tag firmly attached to the collar.

It is an offence under Section 78 of the Dog Control Act 2000 to keep an unregistered dog.

Required Information to be included with your application

  • Microchip number, date inserted and chip type
  • Certifcate of sterilisation from a vet (if dog is to be classified as sterilised)


Each animal will be allocated a metal tag with a unique number, which will remain with your pet for its lifetime.

Your future annual renewal fees can be paid online if you choose.

If your dog loses their tag, Council can issue a replacement tag for a small fee.

You can also transfer your registration from another municipal area for a small admin fee, please complete the New Registration form.

Please complete the change of details form for

  • Notification of deceased dog,

  • Change of address, or

  • Transfer of registration to another owner

Written consent must be obtained from the Council to keep more than two domestic or four working dogs.

Notice of Intention to apply for a Kennel Licence:

This information is required to appear in the local daily newspaper. You should note that once the notice has appeared in the newspaper, neighbours within 200 metres of your property have a period of 14 days in which they may object to Council granting the kennel licence.

Application for a Kennel Licence

After the 14 day objection period has passed, you must then submit the Application for a Kennel Licence to Council.

Not less than 28 days after the notice has been published, Council Officers must then consider your application, along with any objections received, and may also visit your property to assess suitability.

Granting a Kennel Licence

When a kennel licence is granted by Council, the licence will state the maximum number of dogs that may be kept on the premises; the breed or kind of dog to which it applies; any conditions the General Manager may determine; and the expiry date of the licence.

Below is the relevant extract from the Dog Control Act 2000:

Dog Control Act 2000 Part 3 - Division 7

Section 50. Keeping several dogs

A person, without a licence, must not keep or allow to be kept on any premises-
    (a)  more than 2 dogs over the age of 6 months; or
    (b)  more than 4 working dogs over the age of 6 months.
Penalty:  Fine not exceeding 5 penalty units ($815)

Section 51. Application for licences

(1)  A person may apply to the general manager for a licence.

(2)  An application for a licence is to be -
    (a) in the approved form; and
    (b) accompanied by the appropriate fee.

(3)   If there is a right to object under section 52 or if a general manager so requires, an applicant, by public notice, must notify -
   (a) the intention to apply for a licence; and
   (b) the address  and  details  of  the premises  and  the number  and breed of dogs to which the application relates."
Penalty: Fine not exceeding 2 penalty units

Section 55.  Granting application

(1)    A general manager may grant an application for a licence if satisfied that -
   (a) adequate provisions for the health, welfare and adequate control of all dogs on the premises are provided or are likely to be provided; and
    (b) nuisance to any other persons is unlikely to occur; and
    (c) requirements under laws relating to public health and environmental protection are likely to be satisfied."