Pets make great companions; they encourage us to stay active and can improve our wellbeing.

If you are living in the Palmerston municipality, it is a requirement to register your dog each year. Currently, cats are not required to be registered however, Council recommends microchipping so you can ensure if your cat is found he or she can be returned quickly and safely. 

New dog registrations 

To register a new dog to Palmerston, please fill out the online form here.

If you require any assistance with completing this form, please contact a member of our Customer Experience team on 8935 9922.

Renewing your dog registration

If your dog is already registered with City of Palmerston, you will need to renew your dog/s registration by the 1 September each year, with a short grace period provided in 2023 until 30 September.

To renew your dog’s registration, you will need the seven-digit reference number located in the payment section on your renewal notice.

If you are a concession card holder, call 8935 9922.

Renew online here

Each year Council provides an incentive for responsible pet owners to pay their registrations by 1 September. This year we are delighted to congratulate the following 'early bird' draw winners:

$100 gift card - Congratulations Diane Severin
$50 gift card - Congratulations Douglas Thompson
$25 gift card - Congratulations Trevor Shoonderbeck

*Terms and conditions apply

Update my dog's details

It's free to update your dog's details. Return the completed change of postal address form by:

Fees and charges

Registration fees are due in September each year and assists us in providing quality animal management services.

Dog registration schedule of fees

Standard Fee 2023/24      
Full Year Fee $109.00      
Half Year Fee (from 1st March) $67.50      
Aged and Disability Pensioner Fee $26.00      
Accredited hearing and sight dogs  FREE      
Dogs under three months of age $11.00








Council also provides 50% discount for dogs that are desexed and 10% for dogs that are microchipped.

The detailed fee schedule can be found here.

 If you have moved to Palmerston from any other Northern Territory Council, City of Palmerston will accept the transfer of dog registration for the previous Council registration for remainder of the registration period. 

Multiple dog licence

If you have more than two dogs at your home, a licence is required.

To start your application, contact us directly on 8935 9922 or email

Rehomed and adopted dogs

Council offers free registration for dogs that have been adopted through registered rehoming groups for the first year of ownership. Read more about this incentive.


For further assistance with registering your dog, contact us directly on 8935 9922 or by email