Dog Registration - Australian Capital Territory


You will need this registration if you own a dog in the ACT. Registration is compulsory for dogs 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.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To register a dog you must:

  • have the dog microchipped and desexed
  • be permitted to own a dog
  • be over the age of 16 (unless parental approval is provided to the agency).


12 months with automatic renewal


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

Registration of a trained assistance dog - no fee

Apply Application All $59.70

Fees for 2023-24


Act(s) name

Domestic Animals Act 2000 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Domestic Animals Regulation 2001 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate

Contact details

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