Dog Management


Dog Registrations

All dogs over 6 months of age must be registered. The below registration form needs to be completed. The form can also be sourced from the Council Offices or posted to you.

Application for dog registration(878 kb)


All dog registrations are required to be renewed in July each year. For existing registered dogs, a renewal form will be sent to you in June. If you do not receive a form, contact Council. Check the details on the form and if changes are required you will need to advise Council either via post, phone or email. Contact details can be found here. To make a renewal payment online, click here. Once payment has been received, your dog is re-registered. 

You can be fined if you do not register your dog.



For fees relating to dog management click here.


Lost/found dogs

If our rangers have picked up your dog it will be taken to the Dogs Homes' of Tasmania at 101 Scotts Road, Risdon Vale, phone 6243 5177. If the dog is wearing a current numbered Council registration tag, the registered owner will be notified that the dog has been impounded. The Dogs Home staff will also check for a valid microchip contact.

If your dog is taken to the Dogs Home fees and charges may apply prior to your dog being released, including any costs for registration or microchipping of your dog, impounding fees, the Dogs Home daily maintenance fee. Please note that you may also be fined under the Dogs Control Act 2000 for your dog being ‘at large”.

If you have found a lost dog, please contact Council on 6217 9600 for advice.


Ranger services

City Rangers regularly patrol all suburban areas and in summer we patrol 7 days a week. An after hours service is also available. This includes dog attacks or instances where an animal or person may be in danger.

For assistance please contact Council on 6217 9600.


Exercise areas for dogs

There are a number of areas in Clarence where dogs can be exercised. For details click here.


Dog Management Policy

Under the Dog Control Act 2000, Council is required to have a Dog Management Policy, which covers the following:

Dog Management Policy(644 kb)


Dog owner responsibilities

There are many actions that all dog owners should take to ensure that all people enjoy our streets and recreation areas.


Penalties for breaches of the Dog Control Act

The Dog Control Act 2000 specifies the level of fines that apply for breaches to the Act. Most of these fines are issued as an "on the spot" fine however larger penalties may be imposed by the court. Click here to view the Penalties for breaches of the Dog Control Act.


Other information

For other information please see Frequently asked questions about dogs.


Useful links and contacts

Dog's Homes of Tasmania

Tasmania’s largest dog welfare organisation dedicated to improving the life of all dogs.

Hobart Cat Centre

The Hobart Cat Centre Inc., is a self-funded, apolitical, non-profit organisation, which exists to shelter and humanely deal with unwanted kittens and cats, and to work with and educate all of the Tasmanian community on methods and benefits of responsible cat ownership.

RSPCA Tasmania

The RSPCA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is the voice for the animals of Australia.

Tasmanian Lost Pet Register

We help reunite lost & found pets with their owners.

Clarence City Council
38 Bligh Street (PO Box 96)
Rosny Park, Tasmania 7018
Telephone:(03) 62 17 9500

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