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New Laws For All Dog and Cat Owners

New laws for cat and dog owners came into effect on 1 July 2018.

The laws and rules include:

  • Mandatory microchipping of cats and dogs
  • Desexing of dogs and cats born after the 1 July 2018
  • New rules for breeders who sell dogs and cats
  • Introduction of a State-wide database, called Dogs and Cats Online.

These new laws and rules will simplify dog registration process, make it easier to reunite lost dogs and cats with their owners, help identify and put a stop to puppy farms and reduce euthanasia rates.

Dogs and Cats Online

Dogs and Cats Online is a central database for microchipped and registered dogs and cats and registration payments. Dogs and Cats Online will also be the register of breeders.

Existing dog owners should receive a renewal notice in the mail during July 2018 with their dog’s new lifetime registration disc (replacing the annual disc) and instructions on how to complete their annual dog registration on Dog and Cats Online. If you do not receive a renewal notice for your dog, please contact Council on 8752 1044 .

Dog Registrations

All dogs must be registered when they reach three (3) months of age and then re-registered each year on the 1st July with an extended payment period between 1st July and 31st August.  If you purchase or obtain a dog older than three (3) months of age, then you have 14 days in which to register the dog. 

It doesn't matter at what time of the year your first registration is done.  If the dog is not registered in either of these cases, then penalties may apply. 

A dog should wear a collar at all times fitted with their current registration disc.

Dog Registration fees for 2018-2019

The following fees have been endorsed by the Minister and the Dog and Cat Management Board for the 2018-2019 financial year: 

 

DESCRIPTION

FEE ($)

Standard Dog - Dexexed & Microchipped

25.00

Standard Dog - Desexed & Microchipped (Pensioner)

12.50

Standard Dog - Working dog - Desexed and Microchipped 

10.00

Standard Dog - Working Dog - Desexed and Microchipped (Pensioner)

 5.00

Non Standard Dog - (Not Desexed or Microchipped)

50.00

Non Standard Dog (Pensioner - Not Desexed or Microchipped)

25.00

Non Standard Dog - Working Dog (Not Microchipped)

20.00

Non Standard Dog - Working Dog (Pensioner)(Not Microchipped)

10.00

Business Dog eg Breeder, Boarding Kennel, Training Kennel, Racing Kennel

70.00

Guide, Hearing & Disability Dogs

0.00

*Please note all registration fees are GST exempt

Microchipping

From 1 July, owners must microchip their dogs and cats by 12 weeks of age or at the point of sale. Veterinarians may exempt an animal for medical reasons. Owners are encouraged to take advantage of the numerous discount microchipping days throughout the state. Visit chipblitz.com for upcoming dates, locations and to make a booking. Alternatively, contact your local vet.

Microchipping

Desexing

Dogs and cats born after the 1 July must be desexed by 6 months of age or 28 days after purchase by the owner. Working livestock dogs as well as dogs and cats owned by registered breeders will be exempt from the requirement to desex, however will still need to be microchipped.

Breeders

People who breed dogs and cats for sale after 1 July 2018 must register with the Dog and Cat Management Board as a breeder. Your breeder registration number must be included in all advertisements for a dogs and cats. There are new requirements to disclose the breeder registration number and other information to the buyer at the point of sale. All breeders are required to follow the new industry standards and guidelines.

 

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