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.

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

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).
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding 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 - no fee

Apply Application All $57.55

Lifetime registration


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for Dog Registration (Opens in new window)

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

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Domestic Animal Services, Licensing and Compliance

City Services

Parks and Territory Services Division

Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate

Australian Capital Territory
Operating address: Macarthur House,
12 Wattle Street
Australian Capital Territory 2601
Mailing address: GPO BOX 158
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 6207 2424
Phone: 13 22 81