All dogs and cats over the age of three months are required to be registered in the Alpine Shire. Registration is due by 10 April each year.
This year Council introduced lifetime tags for the first time, which means there’s now no need to change tags every year. Registration can also now be paid with BPAY, and tags will be mailed out to you.
Since 1 May 2007, all cats and dogs registered within a Council for the first time must be microchipped prior to registration.
Registration forms are available HERE
Registration tags must be on a dog's or cat's collar at all times.
Registration does not become effective until payment has been received.
Dogs and cats found wandering at large may be seized and detained by Council staff. The owner will be required to pay a release fee plus the registration fee (if unregistered) before the animal is returned.
Dogs and cats not reclaimed by their owners within eight days may be sold or destroyed.
Failure to register your dog or cat can result in a $295 fine.
To request an application form for a dog / cat registration to be mailed to you, please contact Council during business hours on (03) 5755 0555.