A reminder to dog owners that annual registrations of your pets are due by 31 July.
Please note: due to new State Government requirements, all dogs over the age of six months are required to have a microchip (read more). When paying your registration online or over the phone, you will be sent id tags in the mail and further information on how to supply evidence that your pet has a microchip.
Devonport City Council would like to remind all dog owners that as from 1 July 2011, if they have a dog and it is over six months of age it must be microchipped.
Exemptions exist from compulsory microchipping for specified racing greyhounds, specified hunting dogs and all working dogs or if a veterinarian issues a certificate stating that to implant the dog with a microchip may adversely affect the health of the animal.
If you are buying a dog after 1 July, it will be your responsibility to ensure that it is microchipped - either before you buy it or immediately after you take possession of it.
To have your dog microchipped, contact your local veterinary surgeon, animal welfare agencies like the Dogs Home or RSPCA, or selected pet shops who can either microchip your dog or provide you with information as to where you can have it microchipped.
Your dog will still have to be registered with your council. This allows councils to provide the level of dog control required in the community. The registration tag that your dog is required to wear enables Council to return your dog to you if it strays and is impounded by a Council officer.
If a second disc containing personal contact details is added to your dog's collar, your dog may be able to be returned to you by a member of the public without the need for a Animal Control Officer to be involved. But registration tags can also become detached from dog collars and microchipping is a good back-up to ensure that your dog can be identified and returned to you quickly.
To find out more, visit the Department of Premier and Cabinet website.
Devonport City Council works with residents, both dog owners and non dog owners alike, to provide for responsible dog ownership, whilst also providing those residents apprehensive of dogs a degree of safety while enjoying the many walking and cycling paths throughout the city.
For more information about Council's Dog Management Policy please click below.
Stray Dogs - if you have a problem with stray dogs, please contact Council's Animal Control Officer on 6424 0511 between the hours of 8am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday.
After Hours - for any serious matters that occur outside normal working hours such as dog attacks, please call the after hours emergency number 6423 3074.
Pamphlets - there are several pamphlets available from Council's Reception areas which offer information and advice about the basic needs of dogs and how to deal with barking and/or straying dogs.
Lost dogs - please contact the Dogs Home of Tasmania: Spreyton Racecourse on 6427 2178 or the RSPCA on 6427 2566.
|Details||Descriptor||GST||GST Inc Charge|
|Registration fee for each male or female dog, when paid:|
|a) by 31 July||per year||Exempt||$ 48.00|
|b) after 31 July||per year||Exempt||$ 60.00|
|Registration fee, on production of evidence:|
|i) for each working dog|
|ii) for each pure-breed dog referred to in the Dog Control Act 2000|
|iii) for each greyhound referred to the Dog Control Act 2000 for each obedience trained dog owned by members of a recognised Dog Training Club when paid:|
|a) by 31 July||per year||Exempt||$ 22.00|
|b) after 31 July||per year||Exempt||$ 27.00|
|Registration fee for dog owned by pensioner (one dog only) when paid:|
|a) by 31 July||per year||Exempt||$ 11.00|
|b) after 31 July||per year||Exempt||$ 13.50|
|Registration fee for each desexed dog (evidence to be provided), when paid:|
|a) by 31 July||per year||Exempt||$ 18.00|
|b) after 31 July||per year||Exempt||$ 23.00|
|Lifetime Registration (for the life of the dog)**||lifetime||Exempt||$ 120.00|
|** Dog must be desexed & micro chipped (evidence to be provided). Refund policy - 50% refund within 3 years|
|Replacement Dog Tag||each||Exempt||$ 3.00|
|Complaints - Dog causing a nuisance||Exempt||$ 25.00|
|** Refundable if offence determined|
|Declared Dangerous Dog||per year||Exempt||$ 180.00|
|Guide Dog for the Blind||No Charge|
|Kennel Licence Application:|
|3-5 dogs||per application||Exempt||$ 75.00|
|>5 dogs||per application||Exempt||$ 100.00|
|Renewals (+ registration fee for each dog)||per year||Exempt||$ 45.00|
|Dog reclaim fee||per day||Exempt||$ 30.00|
|Animal Control Infringements/Fines|
|Various (as per Dog Control Regulations) - 2 fee units||per infringement||Exempt||$ 260.00|
|Various (as per Dog Control Regulations) - 1 fee unit||per infringement||Exempt||$ 130.00|
|** Pursuant to the Dog Control Act 2001 and determined by the State Government|
A kennel licence is required if you have more than 2 dogs over the age of 6 months or more than 4 working dogs over the age of 6 months. The application form can be picked up from the Council's Health Department, completed and returned with the initial fee of $40.00. A notice of intention to apply for a Kennel Licence must be advertised in the local newspaper (the appropriate paperwork can be obtained from Council).
Council has declared areas under section 20 of the Dog Control Act 2000 as areas where dogs can be exercised off leash. Although these areas have been resolved to be off leash areas, dogs in a public place muct be:
There are 2 areas designated for the off leash exercise of dogs in Devonport. They are:
Back Beach - this is the beach located to the west of Bluff Beach on Coles Beach Road. There is a bin containing dog faeces bags and a receptacle for used bags at the top of the concrete stairway leading from the car park to the beach.
East Devonport - the beach starting from Wright Street and heading east towards Pardoe and Morlands Beaches. There is a bin containing dog faeces bags and for used bags in the car park just to the west of the Wright Street and Melrose Street intersection, and another further to the west near the corner of Melrose and Tarleton Streets.