Dog Registration - Katherine Town Council - Northern Territory


If you are the owner of a dog that is usually kept within the council area, you will need to register your dog if it is over the age of 3 months.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

When registering your dog for the first time, you will need to supply proof of desexing, such as a Certificate of Sterilization from your vet (where applicable). 

You will need to provide adequate fencing on the premises where the dog is to be kept to keep the dog confined to the property at all times.


Registrations run from 1 September to 31 August each year.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

Yearly registration fees:

  • entire dog - $61.68
  • desexed dog - $27.53.
Fees for 2021-22
Apply Application All - Pro-rata dog registration fees depend on which month you intend to register. Please contact the council for more information.
Apply Application All $136.06

Lifetime registration. Fees for 2021-22

Application process


You may complete dog registration during business hours at the Civic Centre. Alternatively, you may complete the application form and lodge it by email, in which case you will be contacted to arrange payment and registration tags.

Additional information

Katherine Town Council offers both yearly registration (based on financial year) and lifetime registration. For lifetime dog registration, your dog must be both desexed and microchipped.

Pro-rata registration is available for new dogs only.

Guide / service dogs are exempt from Councils registration requirements.

Administering agency

Katherine Town Council

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:

Customer Services Officer

Katherine Town Council

Northern Territory
Operating address: Civic Centre
1865 Stuart Highway
Katherine, Northern Territory 0850
Mailing address: PO BOX 1071
Katherine, Northern Territory 0851
Phone: 08 8972 5500
Fax: 08 8971 0305
Website: Katherine Town Council (Opens in new window)