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Animal Management

Dogs residing in the Derwent Valley Municipality must be registered at the age of 6 months.

Dog registrations expire at the end of each financial year.

Payment received after 31 August will incur a late fee on top of the annual registration fee.  Proof of desexing and microchipping is required at the time of initial registration.

The registered owner must be a person 16 years or over, and that person must inform the Council as soon as possible if:

  • the dog is moved to a different premises
  • the dog dies, or is missing for more than 72 hours
  • the owner changes their contact number
  • ownership of the dog is transferred to another person. New owners have 14 days to register a dog, after which they can be fined if the dog remains unregistered.

For more information about dog registration and further concessions, or to update your details please contact the Council administration office on 6261 8530.

For a new registration please come in to the Council administration office and bring along any necessary paperwork (pensioner concession card, proof of desexing and/or microchipping etc). 

Changes to the Dog Control Act 2000- Microchipping 

There have been some amendments to the Dog Control Act 2000, that have come into effect in Tasmania in late 2017. 

These new changes will require all owners of dogs to inform Council of the microchip number of their dog upon registration or re-registration. 

If your dog is not currently microchipped or you have lost the number, please consult with your local vet to have your dog implanted or scanned for an appropriate microchip. 

Council will be requesting this information upon new registrations and re-registration of all dogs. 

Dog Management Policy Update


The standard registration fee eligibility is for two (2) domestic dogs per household and on production of a Commonwealth Pensioner Concession Card or Repatriation Health Card.

Dog Registration Form 

Kennel Licence Application Form  and Information Pack

To update your details (or the dog's details) please contact the Council administration offices on 6261 8530 or come into our administrative offices at Circle Street, New Norfolk. 

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Derwent Valley Council
The Derwent Valley Municipal area is characterised by its ever growing rural townships, green hills and river valley environment. Major features of the Derwent Valley municipality include its land and fresh water resources.
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