In accordance with the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008(PDF, 783KB), dogs must be registered with Council before:
- reaching 12 weeks of age
- within 14 days of moving into the Rockhampton Region.
Council offers incentives for dog registration by providing low cost fees for dogs that are desexed and microchipped. Reduced registration fees are also offered for puppies under the age of six months.
Fines apply if your dog is not registered and if the microchip details are not up to date.
Your dog must wear its registration tag at all times, so if your dog becomes lost, Council can promptly identify it and return it to you. If your dog is lost and is not wearing its registration tag, Council may be able to identify it if it is microchipped and your contact details are up to date.