Now is the time to register your Bella, Molly, Charlie, Max or Buddy
  • Monday 29 August 2016
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Now is the time to register your furry friends. Cat and dog owners will start receiving their annual Sunshine Coast Council animal registration renewal notices in the mail this week.

Community and Environment Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said registration of cats and dogs helped council reunite pets with their owners should they become lost.

“All cats and dogs must be registered with council each year,” Cr McKay said.

“Registering your pet is easy and is an important part of responsible pet ownership.

“There are currently 42,366 dogs and 8316 cats registered with council.

“Not only does registration information help council to reunite lost pets with their owners, it also helps in planning for dog friendly areas and infrastructure, such as dog off-leash parks.

“Significant discounts in registration fees apply for owners of dogs and cats that have been de-sexed and micro-chipped.

“Registration is free for pets under six-months-old.

“New residents to the Sunshine Coast can transfer their cat or dog registration for free, so if you’ve recently moved to the area now is the time to contact council and register your pet.” 

The annual registration period for cats and dogs commences on October 1 each year and runs through until September 30 the following year.

Renewal of pet registration is due by September 30, 2016.

There are several convenient payment methods available including online payments via MyCouncil or BPay, over the phone, via Australia Post or at a council customer contact centre.

Are your details up to date?

Have your details or your pet’s details changed, or do you no longer own your pet?

  • Pet owners can notify council of changes to de-sexing, micro-chipping and pensioner details via MyCouncil.
  • For pet registration cancellations and address changes, visit council’s website.

For more information about animal registration, visit council’s website.


The top 5 dog names registered with council are:

  1. Bella
  2. Molly
  3. Charlie
  4. Max
  5. Buddy

The top 5 cat names registered with council are:

  1. Bella
  2. Charlie
  3. Missy
  4. Smokey
  5. Molly