- Pets and Animals
- Community Development
To update other animal details please email Council 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.
Gladstone Regional Council animal registration period is from 1 November to 31 October annually. Renewal notices are issued to registered pet owners each year, generally at the beginning of October.
Other payment options
You can visit any Council Office or Rural Transaction Centre to make the payment. 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 Qld 4680
It is a Queensland Government requirement that dogs and cats aged 12 weeks and over must be registered and microchipped.
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.
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.
Guide dogs and working dogs by assessment ONLY may qualify for free registration and be exempt from mandatory microchipping.
Council undertakes an animal inspection program annually during which Local Law Officers inspect properties for unregistered animals.
The program generally operates in the first half of the calendar year for a period of six calendar months.
Council Local Law Enforcement Officers will conduct house to house visitations from 1 February 2019 to 30 July 2019 to determine if animals are being kept and if these animals are registered.
In addition, the program will target those premises of owners that had an animal registered in 2017/18 and a renewal of registration was not made for the 2018/19 period.
Council advises that it is the responsibility of the animal owner to notify Council of any change of address.
Council officers will carry out inspections of properties and yards in the following urban and rural areas: Agnes Water, Aldoga, Ambrose, Baffle Creek, Bangalee, Barney Point, Beecher, Benaraby, Berajondo, Bororen, Boyne Island, Boyne Valley, Boynedale, Burua, Callemondah, Calliope, Captain Creek, Clinton, Colosseum, Darts Creek, Deepwater, Gladstone, Glen Eden, Iveragh, Kin Kora, Kirkwood, Lowmead, Miriam Vale, Mount Larcom, New Auckland, Raglan, River Ranch, Rodds Bay, Rosedale, Round Hill, Rules Beach, Seventeen Seventy, South Gladstone, South Trees, Sun Valley, Tablelands, Tannum Sands, Taragoola, Targinnie, Telina, The Narrows, Toolooa, Turkey Beach, West Gladstone, Wooderson, Wurdong Heights, Yarwun.
All Council officers and workers, who need to enter a property, display identification cards and advise the property owner of the reason for the visit/inspection.
Council advises that the fine for an unregistered animal (dog) is $261. Further failure to register after this will result in an increased fine of $652 and officers entering the property under a Warrant signed by a Magistrate to seize and impound the animal/s at the owner’s expense until the animal is registered.
Council officers have the authority to enter properties to conduct those inspections under the Animal Management Act (cats and dogs) 2008 provisions, General Powers to Enter Places, Sec 111 1 (h)(i).
The animal inspection program assists in the collection of statistical data to provide an accurate record of the number of animals in the area and is a method of identifying lost pets so they can be reunited with their owners.
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 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.
- Pets and Animals
- Community Development