Animal Registrations

New Dog Registration

Registration is renewed by 31 July each year. Discount is offered to owners who register their dog in June and July. Discounts are also offered to pensioners and owners of desexed dogs.

To apply for new dog registration, please complete the application form using any of the following methods:

Or print and complete the below application form and either:

Mail to: PO Box 1268, Townsville Qld 4810

Scan and email to: enquiries@townsville.qld.gov.au

Deliver in person to: one of our Customer Service Centres located at:

  • 103 Walker Street, Townsville City or
  • CityLibraries Thuringowa - 86 Thuringowa Drive, Thuringowa Central (Customer Service Counter)*
  • CityLibraries Aitkenvale - 4 Petunia Street, Aitkenvale(Customer Service Counter)*

*Please note these Customer Service Centres are card only.

New Dog Registration Application form (PDF)

Dog and Cat Registration Renewals

To pay for animal registration renewals please complete the following online form:

Animal registration renewal

For residents on Magnetic Island:

Magnetic Island Post Office
Shop 2 Harbourside Plaza Shopping Centre,
98-100 Sooning Street, Nelly Bay QLD 4819.

Regardless of land size, only one cat is permitted to be housed in the Magnetic Island or Paluma Range areas. An Application Form must also be completed.

To amend a current registration, please complete the appropriate application form below. Amendment forms can be received by Council using any of the following methods:

  • Mailed to: PO Box 1268, Townsville, Qld 4810
  • Delivered to: Customer Service Centre, 103 Walker Street, City, CityLibraries Thuringowa - 86 Thuringowa Drive, Thuringowa Central, CityLibraries Aitkenvale - 4 Petunia St, Aitkenvale.

Applications Forms

Cat Permits

Cats no longer require registration, however owners must apply for a permit to allow a cat on their allotment. Owner can apply for up to two cats per allotment in the general Townsville region, and one cat within the Magnetic Island and Paluma Range areas.