Dog registration renewal in mailboxes soon

REMINDER: Dog registration renewal notices will be arriving in mailboxes soon.
Dog registration renewal notices will be arriving in mailboxes soon.

Dog owners are being reminded to keep an eye out for the postman with annual dog registration renewal notices being sent to residents at the end of July 2019.

Bundaberg Regional Council will be posting more than 15,800 renewal notices to dog owners in the region, with payment due on 31 August.

Animal management portfolio spokesman Cr Scott Rowleson said the cost of dog registration contributed to a number of important services.

“Animal registration contributes towards the costs of Council providing animal-related community education programs and our 24/7 animal service which not all regional councils provide,” he said.

“Registration also goes towards our stray animal (including stock) pick-up service, investigating animal complaints including excessive barking and dog attacks and maintaining Council’s animal management facility.”

Cr Rowleson said the cost of dog registration varied and depended on a number of factors.

“Costs vary depending on the intended use of the dog, for example, certified assistance dogs are free,” he said.

“Also, discounts are provided when dogs are desexed and microchipped and there is also a pensioner discount offered.”

Cr Rowleson reminded dog owners that registration was a requirement and fines applied to unregistered dogs.

“Dog registration is a compulsory requirement by the State Government under the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008,” he said.

Operation Wanted participants offers free dog registration

As part of a joint initiative between Council, local vets and the RSPCA, dog owners who sign up for the Operation Wanted program can apply for free dog registration.

As part of the program, participating veterinary clinics offer a 20 per cent discount off their usual desexing fee to people who have registered online and received a unique desexing discount code.

Bundaberg Regional Council has come on board again to further support the initiative, offering one year of free registration for dogs who are desexed at any of the promotion’s participating vets until August 31.

Read more about the program here.

How to pay registration

Dog registration can be paid in person at any of Council's service centres, through BPay, by mail, credit card or by calling Council's Customer Service Centre on 1300 883 699.

Find out more here.


  1. I have received my Animal Registration Renewal account and will be paying it by the due date. However I am disappointed by the lack of support for our four legged pets in my area of Elliott Heads.
    As there seems to be a high proportion of dog owners here, it is confusing there is no off leash area, especially as there is so much written about what the council is doing for pets in Bundy,Bargara and Burnett Heads. Could not something be looked at on the vast sand flats away from the swimming area of the Elliott River even say before and after certain hours as like Moffatt Beach,Caloundra.
    Also,I like most locals,carry bags to pick up what our dogs might leave behind,but not so everyone.
    Would it be possible to install some dog litter bag dispensers along Esplanade and the parkland?
    I fully believe in paying fees to keep a pet but would also feel that there should be funds coming back to the community from where it came. Thankyou,Bruce Austin

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