Dogs are an important part of the community and many people value their companionship. Council encourages owners to comply with the Dog Control Act 2000 and asks you to follow some basic guidelines that recognise the rights of all community members:
- Ensure dogs over six months old are registered.
- Ensure your dog is microchipped.
- Clean up any droppings left by dogs.
- Ensure your dog is on a lead on all roads, footpaths, nature strips and public walkways or cycleways.
- Inform Council on the death or transfer of ownership of a dog.
- Ensure your dog is tethered around people. Dogs must not attack a person or animal.
- Ensure your dog doesn't bark continually and cause a noise nuisance.
- Maintain effective control of your dog.
- Ensure no more than two dogs are allowed to be kept on a property in a residential area.
- Keep no more than two dogs over six months of age, or four in the case of working dogs, on premises unless a kennel licence has been approved (outside a residential area).
The Animal Control Officer regularly patrols all suburban areas and an after hours service is available in case of an emergency such as a dog attack.
If the Animal Control Officer has picked up your dog it will be taken to the Dogs Home at 101 Scotts Road, Risdon Vale, phone (03) 6243 5177.
For more information about responsible dog ownership phone the Brighton Council Animal Control Officers on (03) 6268 7008, 8.15am - 4.45pm (Mon - Fri).
For current Registraton Fees please phone Brighton Council Customer Service Officers on (03) 6268 7000, 8:15am - 4:45pm (Mon - Fri).
Dog Registrations must be paid by July 31 each year. Failing to pay your Dog Registrations by this date will result in a $15 late fee being applied to the Registration Fee. Failing to pay this Registration again will result in further action being taken against you, the Owner.
New Dog Registrations
If your dog has not been previously registered with the Brighton Council before, you must register your dog in person at the Council Offices and provide a microchip number.
If you are claiming Pension Concession or Health Care Card Concession you must register it in person at the Council Offices.
Change of Details to your Dog Registration
If details of your Dog Registration have changed, you should notify Brighton Council prior to making payment. This can be done in person or by mail.
Evidence of Classifications for Dog Registrations
The following evidence needs to be produced prior to your dog being registered in the appropriate class.
Certificate of sterilisation from veterinary surgeon that the dog is sterilised or the provision of a Statutory Declaration.
Pure Breed Dogs
Certificate of registration and pedigree issued by the Tasmanian Canine Association (TCA) or equivalent interstate certification, plus current membership card of TCA.
ABN number relating to farming business. Only applies to breeds recognised as working dogs by the Tasmanian Canine Association.
Registration Certificate of the Tasmanian Greyhound Racing Council
Paying Your Dog Registrations
Please refer to our Payments section for information on how to may a payment.
Please refer to our Forms Page for information on registration fees.
Any person may make a written submission to the General Manager at 1 Tivoli Road, Old Beach, 7017 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dog Management Policy
For information regarding Brighton Council's Dog Management Policy, please click here