All dogs aged three months or over must be registered with your local Council. The purpose of this is to provide quick and easy identification of your dog, should it be found wandering or become lost. It is an offence for a registered dog not to wear a current registration disc, unless it is confined to the premises occupied by the person responsible for the dog. New owners have 14 days to register their dog once they take ownership or become responsible for the dog.Click here to view the 'Dog Registration Information Sheet'
Dog Registration Fees
Change of Address
If your address, postal address or contact details have changed please click here to notify council:
Your Dog and the Law
Dogs are great family pets and more often than not are treated like a member of the family. However, there are certain requirements of responsible dog ownership. By following these requirements dogs and humans can live in safety and harmony:
- Dogs on leads
- 'Picking up' after your dog
- Dogs in utes
- Limit of dogs on premises
- Barking dogs
For information of these responsiblities click here to view 'Your Dog and the Law Information Sheet'
The Act & Regulations: Dog and Cat Management Act
Dog attacks and bites are becoming too common, particularly involving young children. Council strives to prevent and reduce the number of dog attacks and dog harassment cases, but co-operation from dog owners and members of the public is necessary.
While educating children and adults on how to behave around dogs is the most effective way to reduce the risk of dog attacks and bites, it is imperative dog owners take full responsibility for their dog. Serious dog ownership leads to a reduction in serious dog attacks.
The Dog and Cat Management Act contains offences for which the owner responsible for control of the dog can be fined. If your dog attacks a person or an animal, severe consequences could result.
For more information click here to view 'Dog Attacks Information Sheet'
Dogs make wonderful pets and companions for people of all ages. But what do you do if your dog is becoming a nuisance to your neighbours due to excessive barking? Did you know that dog barking is one of the most commonly reported problems to Council?
Barking is a perfectly natural and common behaviour in dogs. However, excessive, prolonged or repetitive barking is an issue that needs to be addressed.
As a dog owner you are responsible for making sure your dog’s barking does not become a problem. It is your responsibility to take control of the well-being of your dog, including its physical and mental well-being.
For more information about Barking Dogs click here to view 'Keeping Your Dog Happy Information Sheet'
Light Regional Council Dog & Cat Management Plan