In accordance with Livingstone Shire Council registration and microchipping laws and in accordance with the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008:
All cats and dogs must be registered from 12 weeks of age
Microchipping will be required from 12 weeks of age or upon transfer of ownership
Desexing is recommended at an appropriate age
The annual registration period is from 1 September to 31 August and renewal notices will be issued to pet owners that have previously had their animals registered with Council.
There are substantial discounts on registration fees for pensioners and desexed animals. Please note if your pet is not desexed at the time of registration you must pay the entire fees, and then apply for a refund when you get it desexed. (Four Paws now offers a Desexing Subsidy)
Under the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008, the dogs listed as restricted are required to have a permit in addition to registration. Restricted dogs are those breeds prohibited from importation into Australia under the Customs Act 1901 or dogs that are the subject of a restricted dog declaration.
The following are restricted dog breeds:
American Pit Bull Terrier
Pit Bull Terrier
Perro de Presa Canario
Systematic inspections will be conducted of properties particularly those that have outstanding registration renewals throughout the year, which will be advertised prior to commencement.
Local Law No 2 (Animal Management) 2011 and the associated subordinate local law set out the regulations for the keeping of animals in terms of prohibited animals, requirement for approval, how many animals can be kept, fencing, enclosure and minimum standards for keeping animals.