We cannot accept change of ownership details over the phone.
Change of ownership details are available for completion on the back of the Companion Animal Register Certificate of Registration. This needs to be filled in with the new owner's details and we must have the old owner's signature and the new owner's signature on the form.
A Change of Address Notice(PDF, 404KB) is also available from the Office of Local Government's web site. This can be filled out by the identified owner and sent to Council.
If you do not have the certificate or do not have access to the previous/new owner a Statutory Declaration is acceptable. The person filling in the Declaration must provide as much detail as possible, stating their name and address and the details of what happened in regards to the ownership/relinquishing of ownership.
The Declaration must be signed and the signature to be witnessed by a Justice of the Peace.
Fines may be issued where the identified owner of the animal does not provide Council with Change of Ownership details.