Animal Shelter Fees and Charges

All fees listed on this page are valid for the 2016/17 financial year.

Microchipping

Microchipping of a dog or cat costs $35.90

Lifetime Registration

Lifetime Registration fees are set by the Office of Local Government, and are subject to change. The following table is indicative only - check the current fee schedule at the OLG website.

Registration Type Fee
Animal (not desexed) $192.00
Desexed Animal $52.00
Animal not desexed, kept by recognised breeder
for breeding purposes

$52.00

Desexed animal owned by eligible pensioner $21.00

Note: Exemptions exist for trained assistance animals such as seeing-eye or hearing dogs and farm working dogs. Greyhounds which are registered with the Greyhound Control Board are covered by separate registration for this period.

Adopting an Animal

All animals adopted from the Shelter are microchipped, lifetime registered, vaccinated and desexed. All adult dogs are also heartworm tested.

Adopting a Dog

Adult Dog - Male $299.40
 Adult Dog - Female $323.40
Puppy - Male $262.40
Puppy - Female $286.40

Adopting a Cat

Male Cat $191.70
Female Cat $213.50

Impounding Fee

If your pet is impounded, a fee is charged based on a one-off cost of impounding plus a maintenance charge for each day in the animal shelter.

Number of days
impounded

Cost of impound ($31.50)
+ maintenance ($27.60 per day)

1 $59.10
2 $86.70
3 $114.30
4 $141.90
5 $169.50
6 $197.10
7 $224.70

Surrendering Animals to the Shelter

Pet owners should attempt to rehouse their pets prior to contacting the Shelter. Please try alternatives and advertising such as:

  • Ask friends and family
  • Ask your corners store, vet clinics and pet shops if they would display an ad
  • Place an ad in the local papers/radio station

If none of these have worked, and you wish to surrender your pet the following fee is to be paid.

Surrender fee $164.20

Note: there is no guarantee that surrendered animals will necessarily be rehomed. Animals that cannot be rehomed may be euthanised.

Other Service Fees

Other Service Fee
Cat Trap Hire $100 deposit, refundable when trap is returned
Parvo Vac $28.20
Microchipping Rescue $22.90
Euthanasia $105.10