UPDATE: Bookings for our $10 desexing and microchipping program are now full.

We have received a high volume of interest. Our extensive waitlist is being worked through, and we will advise those residents of their confirmed bookings soon. Thank you for your support.


City of Palmerston residents can book to have their dog or cat desexed and microchipped for only $10 during December 2023.

If the dog is currently unregistered, registration is necessary to access the program and will be included in the $10 fee (not applicable for cats).

The program assists in reducing the population of unwanted, stray and abandoned animals in the community, and will be carried out with local veterinary providers. Desexing may reduce nuisance behaviours and support pet owners for proactive measures. 

Residents wanting to utilise the program will need to book with City of Palmerston by phone 8935 9977 or email regulatoryservices@palmerston.nt.gov.au

Please note, spots are limited and T&Cs apply:

  • Owner must be a Palmerston resident.
  • Dogs must be registered with Council (not applicable to cats).
  • All animals will be microchipped.
  • Limited to 2 bookings per household.
  • Any extra veterinary costs are not covered. 


Frequently asked questions 

What does the $10 include?

Desexing, microchipping and registration for new dogs to Palmerston.

Does my pet need to be registered to be a part of the program?

Yes. For any new dogs to Palmerston, registration will be included in the $10 fee. 

Any dogs with pending registration will need to pay the registration fee with Council. This can be done when booking to be a part of this program. 

Cats are not required to be registered in Palmerston. 

What if my dog or cat is already microchipped? 

You can still access the $10.00 desexing. 

What if I want to get my pet just microchipped?

Unfortunately, microchipping alone is not a part of the program.