Sunshine Coast Council Service Delivery Portfolio Councillor Ted Hungerford said animal registration provides safety and security for dogs and cats as well as owners and the community.
“All cats and dogs must be registered every year and wear a council-issued registration tag when in public,” he said.
“Registration is easy and helps council to identify pets if they stray and reunite them quickly with their owners.
“You can also retrieve your dog or cat for free from council’s pounds the first time it is impounded, provided it is registered.
“Council wants to acknowledge and reward owners for doing the right thing for their pet and the community simply by registering their pet annually.
“Registration is free for pets under six months old and discounts apply for pensioners and for micro-chipped and de-sexed pets.”
The annual registration period for cats and dogs commences on 1 October each year and extends to 30 September the following year.
There are several convenient payment methods and options available including online payments, over the phone, via Australia Post or at the closest Customer Contact Office.
Have your details or your pet’s details changed, or do you no longer own your pet? Pet owners can also notify council of any changes to their pets’ information online including changes to: pensioner details, desexing, microchipping, registration cancellations and address for your animal.
For information about renewing your animal registration, visit council’s website.