Dog registration - Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council - Queensland


You will require this registration if you intend to own a dog or keep dogs on your premises. You must register your dog with your council or local authority within 14 days of it reaching 12 weeks of age. If you become an owner of a dog which is over 12 weeks of age, you must register the dog within 14 days.

If your dog is classed as a restricted breed, you must indicate this in your registration application. Restricted dog breeds include:

  • Fila Brasilerio
  • Dogo Argentino
  • Japanese Tosa
  • American Pit Bull Terrier
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Perro de Presa Canario
  • Canario.

Other requirements that you may be required to comply with include, but are not limited to:

  • fencing and enclosures
  • dogs per household
  • effective dog control
  • dog identification.

Service type


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


You will not need to apply for this registration if you own:

  • a government entity dog (i.e. a police or customs dog)
  • a working dog
  • another class of dog prescribed under a regulation or local law.

Eligibility requirements

If you intend to register a restricted dog, someone must be living at a detached house on the grounds where the dog will live.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

Owners of a restricted dog breed must hold a valid permit and comply with additional conditions to keep their dog and ensure public safety. The conditions listed under the state legislation include:

  • dogs must be microchipped
  • dogs must wear a distinctive and identifiable collar which identifies them as a regulated dog
  • dogs must always wear a specific approved identification tag
  • dogs must be muzzled in public and be under effective control
  • dogs must be kept in a prescribed enclosure
  • dogs must be desexed
  • specific fencing requirements are imposed and are determined on the weight and height of the dog
  • owners must hold / apply for a permit under registration to keep the animal
  • owners must pay a yearly registration and permit fee.


Maximum of three years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $50.00

Not desexed. Fees for 2021-22

Apply Application All $15.00

Desexed. Fees for 2021-22


Application process


To register your dog, you must:

  • complete the approved form
  • pay the prescribed fee
  • if the dog is desexed, submit a signed veterinary surgeon's certificate stating that the dog has been desexed
  • if the dog is a restricted dog and is 9 months or older, provide a signed veterinary surgeon's certificate stating that the dog has either been desexed, or that desexing is likely to be a serious risk to the dog's health.

To change any information stated on the dog registration, you must:

  • complete the approved form
  • accompany the form with any other information or documents which enable your council or local authority to record the changed information
  • provide notice of the changed information within 7 days.


This registration cannot be transferred

Additional information

Dogs must be microchipped when:

  • sold (this is the seller's responsibility)
  • given away (this is the responsibility of the person giving away the dog)
  • before reaching the age of 12 weeks (this is the owner's responsibility)

You do not need to microchip your dog if it is over 12 weeks old and you are not selling or giving it away. However, if you own a restricted dog it must be microchipped.

You will not have to microchip your dog if you can provide a signed veterinary surgeon's certificate proving that implanting your dog with a microchip is likely to be a serious risk to the dog's health.

Administering agency

Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council

Contact details

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

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