Dogs above the age of six months must be registered in our municipality. This is not only a legislative requirement, but it helps us return lost or stray dogs to their rightful owners. The annual fee which owners must pay will vary depending on factors such as the dog's reproductive status. We also offer a one-off lifelong fee for dogs that are microchipped.
Dog registration renewal
In June each year, registered dog owners in the municipality receive a renewal notice in the post or nominated email.
Owners must then follow the instructions and pay the relevant fee by July 1, and will not receive a reminder notice. Penalties may apply if fees are not paid by the due date.
You can pay your dog's registration renewal by BPay (via your bank's online services), by credit card, or by contacting us. Please ensure you have your renewal notice handy.
Lifelong registration is now available
A one-off lifelong registration fee can be paid for the life of your puppy/dog. To be eligible for this rate the dog must be microchipped, and this number must be provided. Fees vary for desexed dogs, entire dogs and pension card holders.
If the dog is to relocate from the Launceston municipality or pass away within three years of paying the lifelong fee, a 50% refund can be applied for.
To change the registration of your existing dog from annual to lifelong, or for further information and eligibility please contact us.
Register your new dog
1. Complete the registration form:
2. Find copies of any applicable, additional documentation:
Vet Certificate (if the dog is de-sexed)
Pension card (both sides)
3. If you've chosen to complete a PDF form, submit your registration form and documentation by one of the following:
4. Once the paperwork has been reviewed, you will be issued a fee to pay.
5. Receive your dog's lifetime registration tag and place on your dog's collar. One side of the tag is plain so that you can have your dog's name and contact details engraved if you wish. Replacement tags are available for a minimal cost if lost or damaged.
If you no longer have the registered dog or if the dog is deceased, please contact us so we can update our records and avoid issuing you with fines.
Change of address
Please let us know if you change address to ensure the correct delivery of your renewal notice. You can contact us or complete the online Change of Address form.
For information on the responsibilities of dog ownership and details of strays, please see Councils Dog Management Policy(PDF, 14MB).
See our Parks section for where to take your dog for exercise. There are many parks that have off-lead areas for your animal to run around and meet some friends.