City of Palmerston

Fluffy dog

There is no doubt that owning a dog is rewarding. The City of Palmerston acknowledges the benefits of dog ownership and encourages dog owners to be responsible for their pet.

Dog owner responsibilities include:

  • Annually registering your dog with the City of Palmerston
  • Providing adequate food, water and shelter
  • Providing exercise and mental stimulation to deter boredom
  • Provide a safe environment for the dog with suitable fencing
  • Arranging annual vaccinations from your vet
  • Preventing heartworm and other intestinal worms
  • Controlling external parasites like fleas and ticks
  • Seek veterinary advice if the dog is sick or injured
  • Desexing the dog if not used for breeding to prevent unwanted litters
  • Walking the dog on a lead at all times unless in a designated off-lead area
  • Cleaning up after your dog when exercising in a public place
  • Providing training for the dog so that it does not become a nuisance to other 


For lost or found animals you can also search the RSPCA website. The site also has information on caring for your pets. Find out about caring for your pets, adopting a new pet, making a donation or volunteering at the RSPCA.

A Place for People

Council Offices
Civic Plaza, First Floor
1 Chung Wah Terrace,
Palmerston, NT, 0831
Palmerston, NT 0831

P 08 8935 9922 (24 hour service)
F 08 8935 9900

Office Hours
Monday to Friday 8.15am - 5.00pm
Closed public holidays

Palmerston Library
Goyder Square, The Boulevard
Palmerston, NT, 0831

P 08 8935 9999
F 08 8935 9998

Opening Hours
Monday - Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 12pm - 8pm
Saturday 10am - 1pm
Sunday 1pm - 4pm
Closed public holidays

Palmerston Recreation Centre
11 The Boulevard
Palmerston, NT, 0831

P 08 8935 9975
F 08 8935 9900

Office Hours
Monday - Friday 8.15am - 5pm
Closed public holidays