City of Palmerston

All dogs in the Palmerston Municipal area must be registered annually. Registration ensures Council can contact you if your dog goes missing.

For registration renewals payment can be made at the Civic Plaza cashier's desk or online by selecting the Make a Payment option on the home page under Quick Links.

For new registrations, payment can be made at the Civic Plaza cashier's desk. Registration forms are available at council reception or click here to download the registration form.

The standard annual fee per sterilised/ de-sexed dog, per entire dog can be found by clicking here.

A licence to keep more than two dogs is required and is only issued under exceptional circumstances, fees apply.

Any changes to your dog's details (e.g. change of address, death) needs to be reported to Council to ensure our records are up to date.

Cats do not need to be registered in Palmerston.

Council offers FREE registration for desexed and microchipped dogs that have been adopted through community groups during their first financial year. This concession only applies to dogs that are desexed, microchipped and reside within the Palmerston municipality. The owner of the dog/s will need to provide proof of adoption when submitting registration paperwork through to Council.


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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 9922
F 08 8935 9900

Operating Hours
Monday - Friday 8am - 7pm