Dog Registration - Australian Capital Territory


You will need to register your dog(s) if:

  • They are over eight weeks old
  • They have been kept in the ACT for twenty-eight days or more
  • You have been a resident of the ACT for twenty-eight days or more.

Dog registration is compulsory in the ACT and dogs must always wear their registration tag or a dog tag that displays their registration number. Please be aware that your dog must also be micro-chipped and desexed.

Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Please consult with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.


Registration is for the lifetime of the dog.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

Registration of a trained assistance dog.

Apply Application All $390.00

Application to keep a dog that has not been desexed.

Apply Application All $53.00

Lifetime registration.


Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Domestic Animals (Fees) Determination 2016 - PDF

Act(s) name

Domestic Animals Act 2000 ACT

Regulation(s) name

Domestic Animals Regulation 2001 ACT

Administering agency

Transport Canberra and City Services

Parks and Territory Services Division

City Services

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Domestic Animal Services, Licensing and Compliance

City Services

Parks and Territory Services Division

Transport Canberra and City Services

Operating address: Macarthur House,
12 Wattle Street
Australian Capital Territory 2601
Mailing address: GPO BOX 158
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 62072424
Phone: 132281