Register your dog

German sheppard puppy playing on green grass

Dog Registration is mandatory under the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008. 

If your pet dog or working dog should stray or become lost, our office can check the registration or microchip number, find your address and advise you that your pet has been found. 

Dogs must be registered within 14 days once: 

  • Your dog becomes three months old 

  • You obtain a dog 

  • You move to the Balonne Shire with your dog 

  • Your previous registration has expired 

    • Download a form, fill it in, and submit via email (note: this method will require in-person/phone payment)
    • Fill out a form in-person at the Council Office

    If your dog is desexed, and you have not previously provided Council with a desexing certificate, please attach it to your registration form.

    Working Dog Registration Form

    Dog Registration Application





    • In person: Council accepts cash, cheque, Visa or Mastercard at our St George office
    • By Phone: Council can process Visa or Mastercard payments over the phone, simply call (07) 4620 8888
  • Microchipping your pet cat or dog is very important. If your pet becomes lost then you are far more likely to become reunited if they are microchipped. Microchips are only as good as the information on the microchip registry. Keeping your information up to date on the microchip regristry is the responsibility of the pet owner.

    Section 14 of the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 requires microchipping of cats and dogs prior to 12 weeks of age unless there is a reasonable excuse (such as a signed veterinary certificate that it would be detrimental to the animal’s health to implant it or it is an exempt dog). 

    In Queensland there are five microchip registry services which hold pet records. To find out which service your pet's microchip is registered with, visit