Dog and cat registration Dog and cat registration

How to register your cat or dog

Gladstone Regional Council animal registration period is from 1st November to 31st October annually.  Renewal notices are issued to pet owners each year generally at the beginning of October.  See below options to apply for new registration or pay a renewal/lapsed registration.

Animal registration payment options

Online Services

New animal registration Renew existing or lapsed animal registration 
Click on the icon below Click on the icon below

NOTE: If you have registered your animal previously
with GRC, DO NOT register it again please contact Council on (07) 4970 0700 for assistance.                                      

NOTE: The animal reference number is required to make payment. Please contact Council on (07) 4970 0700 for assistance.
If you experience difficulties paying your for your existing animal or lapsed animal registration online please contact Council prior to proceeding. 


In Person

Visit any Council Administration Centre or Rural Transaction Centre.
Payment is accepted at all centres in the form of:

  • Cash
  • Credit Card (AMEX accepted)
  • Cheque or Money Order

By mail

Please post your cheque, money order payments or credit card slip with your registration application form or remittance slip from your registration renewal notice to:

Gladstone Regional Council

BPAY (animal registration renewals only)
Use the biller code and reference number that appears on your registration renewal notice

Once payment is received, your animal registration tag will mailed to you within 21 days.  Please contact Council on (07) 4970 0700, for any enquiries.

To download animal forms - click here

Why register your cat or dog?

It’s the law. Dogs and cats aged 12 weeks and over must be registered and microchipped.

A maximum of two dogs and/or two cats can be kept on an allotment in a designated town area.  Approval is required for the keeping of more than two dogs or cats in a designated town area.  Premises which are multi-residential premises (i.e. units) one dog or cat is permitted.  Go to our forms page for an application to keep more than allowable number of animals.

Guide dogs and working dogs ONLY will be exempt from mandatory registration and microchipping.

Registering your dog and cat and ensuring their contact details are kept up to date improves their chances of being safely returned to you if they are lost.

View a copy of the Responsible Pet Ownership Brochure

To view related legislation and local law please click on the relevant link below.

•    Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008
•    Local Law no. 2 (Animal Management) 2011
•    Subordinate Local Law no. 2 (Animal Management) 2011

Updating animal registration details

Click on the relevant Icon below;

Cancel your animal registration
•    Animal passed away
•    Moved to another location
•    Changed owner
Update your animal details
•    Upload Desexing Certificate
•    Update Microchip number        

Change your address within 
Gladstone region

•    Change my address


To update other animal details please email and include the relevant information.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are changing address and your cat or dog has been microchipped, you must also advise your microchip registry. Council does not hold details relating to the microchipping of your animal other than the chip number itself.

Notification of changes to animal registration details and/or your contact details must be submitted to Council within seven days of the changed information occurring. 

For further assistance contact Council on (07) 4970 0700. 

Animal registration fees

Select the link below to find the fee that applies for your pet's registration.
Gladstone Regional Council Fees and Charges 

The animal registration fee structure includes incentives for responsible pet owners that have desexed or microchipped their pet.  A discounted fee applies to pet owners that hold a current pension concession card or Veterans' Affairs Repatriation Health card. Proof is required to ensure you are entitled to the discounted fee.  

Registration refunds


A refund of fifty percent of the registration fee can be requested if your cat or dog is deceased or if you leave the Gladstone Regional Council area within the first six months of the registration period (Prior to May 01). Please complete the Request for refund of Fee Form and submit to Council. If the reason for the refund is due to your Pet being deceased, proof by way of a Vet Certificate or Statutory Declaration is required.
No refund applications will be reviewed following May 1 of each calendar year. Refunded monies will only be paid direct to your bank account. No cheques will be issued for refunds. Council does not refund for animal registration fees paid in past registration years.

Go to for a refund of fees form.