Pet owners have started to receive their annual Sunshine Coast Council animal registration renewal notices in the mail reminding them of the 30 September 2013 due date.
Service Delivery Portfolio Councillor Ted Hungerford said pet registration is focused on safety and security and is an important step in responsible pet ownership.
“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.
“It also informs council about the need for dog off-leash areas and litter bins.
“The annual registration period for cats and dogs commences on 1 October each year and extends to 30 September the following year.
“A handy fact sheet has also been included in the registration renewal mail-out this year providing an important reminder about the local dog laws and responsible dog ownership.”
Registration is free for pets under six months old and discounts apply for pensioners and for micro-chipped and de-sexed pets.
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.
This year animal owners are also able to register their animal online for the first time via the MyCouncil function.
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.