Registration & Microchipping

Lost dogs are alone – registration brings them home!

Registration and identification of dogs in the Barkly region is important for the well-being of the dog, owner's peace of mind and to allow the Council to plan for future community needs.
Under the Tennant Creek (Control of Dogs) Bylaws, all dogs over three months old are to be registered with Council.
All dogs MUST be registered each financial year from 1 July to 30 June, and wear a tag. 
Fines will be issued if dogs are not wearing their tag.
Fees and charges relating to Dog Registrations can be located HERE

  • Discounts apply for pensioners
  • Discounts apply for sterilised dogs (owners must provide proof of sterilisation to claim the concession rate or complete a statutory declaration).

Download the following forms for:
Annual Dog Registration
Dog Tag Replacement 
Change of Ownership

Registrations to be lodged at: 
Barkly Regional Council Office, 41 Peko Road, Tennant Creek NT 0860 
Telephone: 08 8962 0000


The Tennant Creek [Control of Dogs] Bylaw 2016 requires:

  • Any dog registered for the first time with Council must be microchipped prior to registration
  • Any dog transferred to another owner within the Council area must be microchipped

Please contact Barkly Veterinary Practice on 0447 471 399 for costs associated with microchipping.