Pet Registration

Register a dog or cat for the first time

To register your pet simply fill out the registration form and email the form to or post the form to GPO Box 84, DARWIN NT 0801. You may also register your dog or cat in person at the Civic Centre.


Renew your pet registration online.

To renew your existing pet registration click on the images below. You may also renew your pet registration by taking your renewal notice to any Australia Post Office, or you can make the payment over the phone or in person at the Civic Centre.

                                                                Click here to renew your registration         Click here to renew you cat registration

Why pet registration is important

Pets are a much treasured part of family life for many of Darwin's residents. All dogs and cats need to be registered so that Council can reunite pets with their owners, maintain safety for the community and enable pet issues to be followed up. 

The City of Darwin by-laws require that all dogs and cats aged more than three months old, or dogs and cats having lived in Darwin for more than one month are registered with City of Darwin. 

More information

To find out more, you can download a Q&A sheet here. With any further queries, please phone customer service on 8930 0603 or send an email to