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Dog Registration


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

If you are living in the Palmerston municipality, your dog must be registered annually according the the Animal Management By-Laws. Cats do not need to be registered in Palmerston. 

Dog Registration schedule of fees

Standard Fee2021/22   
Full Year Fee$105.00   
Half Year Fee (from 1st March)$65.00   
Aged and Disability Pensioner Fee$25.00   
Trained Dogs for the Blind FREE   
Dogs under three months of age$10.00   






Register your Dog 

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 08 8935 9922.

Renew Online

If your dog is already registered with City of Palmerston, you will need to renew your dog/s registration each year in the month of September.

To renew you will need your seven digit reference number located in the payment section on your notice.

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

Update my Dog's Details

Change of Postal Address

It is free to update your dog's details. Return the completed form by:

Fees and Charges

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

The detailed fee schedule can be found here or in the above table.

If you have moved to Palmerston from any other Northern Territory Council, City of Palmerston will happily transfer the remainder of the registration period free of charge, where evidence of current registration is provided.

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