Dogs are an important part of the community and many people value their companionship. Council encourages owners to comply with the Dog Management Act 2000 and asks you to follow some basic guidelines which recognise the rights of all community members:
If you dog is found outside of your property and Council picks up your dog it will be taken to the Council pound located at Main Road, Nubeena.
Dog registrations must be paid by July 31st each year. Tasman Council offer a discounted period during July to encourage dog registrations.
If your dog has not been registered with the Tasman Council before, you must register your dog as soon as possible.
If details of your dog registration have changed, you should notify Council prior to making payment. This can be done in person, by phone or email.
The following evidence needs to be produced prior to your dog being registered in the appropriate class.
Certification of sterilisation from veterinary surgeon that the dog is sterilised or the provision of a Statutory Declaration.
Certification of registration and pedigree issued by the Tasmanian Canine Association (TCA) or equivalent interstate certification, plus current membership card of TCA.
ABN number relating to farming business. Only applies to breeds recognised as working dogs by the Tasmanian Canine Association.
Registration certificate from the Tasmanian Greyhounds Racing Council.
Please refer to our Payments section for information on how to make a payment.
Please refer to Councils Fees and Charges for information regarding registration fees.
|Date:||Monday, 31 August, 2015|
As of July 2011 it is legislative requirement under the Dog Control Act 2000 that dogs (working dogs and registered grey hounds are exempt) are to be microchipped. In 2011 Tasman Council held two microchipping days to assist local dog owners in having their dogs microchipped. Council is currently considering holding a third microchipping day if there is sufficient interest. If you would like to express an interest in another microchipping day please contact Council to have your details added to our list. Further information will be given in the near future.
A microchip is similar in size to a long grain of rice. It is 12 millimetres long and 1 millimetre wide and fixed with a unique number when manufactured.
With one quick injection beneath your pets skin, between the shoulder blade area (normally). This injection is performed by your Vet at their clinic or at a local microchipping day in your area.
Your pets microchip will have 15 numerals, conforming to Australia and International Standards. Once your pet is microchipped, a form in completed with your contact details which is forwarded to a national database. Central Animal records (CAR) is one database that is recommended, as it has been accredited by the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) and the Comestic Animal Registries watchdog (DAR). Once prescribed with CAR, you will recevie, in the mail, a form of indentification to verify that your pet and ownership details have been received and listed.
If your pet is taken to a local microchip scanning centre (usually a Vet, Council or Welfare Centre), they will scan your pet with a Scanner and your pets microchip number will come up. The Vet, Council or Welfare worker will contact a national database, for example Central Animal Records, to find out your contact details, so you can be called and reunited with your pet.
The State Government has recently introduced legislation covering cat control.
If an injured animal is found please contact;
For removal of snakes on private property please contact;
Further information regarding local wildlife can be found on the Parks and Wildlife Tasmania website http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/