How to save some cash on your pet registration

ALL pet owners can receive a $20 early payment discount if they pay their annual registration renewal by August 12.

If you're 60 or older and own a pet, council is also offering a further $5 discount in recognition of the importance of cats and dogs as companion animals. 

This also applies for those who hold an Australian Government issued disability or carer's card or a DVA Gold card.

"Owners have until August 31 to apply for the extra $5 concession," Finance and Disaster Management Portfolio Councillor Rolf Light said.

The application is very simple. 

Owners taking up the $5 concession for the first time can download the Change of Animal Details form from council's website, fill in the pensioner concession details and declaration and post or email it back to us with a photocopy or scan of your card.

Charlie Barley enjoys a walk at Point Vernon.
Charlie Barley enjoys a walk at Point Vernon.

Alternatively you can visit one of council's administration centres. 

Cost of cat and dog registration if paid by August 12 (without the extra $5 concession) is:

  • Whole dog or cat $105;
  • Desexed cat $32
  • Desexed dog $37.

This is the second year in a row that the fee for desexed dogs and cats has been frozen.

"We've also made it easier for people with assistance dogs. Council for some time has provided free registration to working dogs (farm dogs)," Cr Light said. 

All assistance dogs which are registered and certified under the state act, will be registered for free. 

Assistance dog owners have the option to visit a customer service centre or call council on 1300 79 49 29 to find out about eligibility.

As an added incentive to renew your registration, council will this year donate 25 cents from every pet registration renewal paid by Friday, August 12 to be split between the Yoorana Women's Domestic Violence and Resource Centre and CareFlight.

Have you taken advantage of the discounted pet registration? Join the discussion and tell us below. 

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