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
Visit any Council Administration Centre or Rural Transaction Centre.
Payment is accepted at all centres in the form of:
- Credit Card (AMEX accepted)
- Cheque or Money Order
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
PO BOX 29
GLADSTONE DC QLD 4680
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.
To view related legislation and local law please click on the relevant link below.
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
To update other animal details please email email@example.com 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.
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 http://www.gladstone.qld.gov.au/forms for a refund of fees form.