Covid-19 Information and Updates - Updated 6 January 2021

To reduce the number of face-to-face interactions with the community and protect our staff and their ability to carry out ongoing essential services, the Derwent Valley Council Offices are open to the public from 10am - 4pm from Monday 24 August for essential visits only.

Council operating hours are still 8.15am – 5pm (Mon - Fri) and Council services can be accessed over the phone, by email or via our website. We encourage all enquiries by phone or email where possible.

Information on the Tasmanian Government and Council's response to COVID-19.

This information includes support available to individuals, business and community organisations including grant funding and mental health support and where to access further information around the pandemic and Council services.

Please stay home, save lives. Practise social distancing and good hygiene practises.

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Animal Management

Dogs residing in the Derwent Valley Municipality must be registered at the age of 6 months.

Dog registrations expire at the end of each financial year.

Payment received after 31 August will incur a late fee on top of the annual registration fee.  Proof of desexing and microchipping is required at the time of initial registration.

The registered owner must be a person 16 years or over, and that person must inform the Council as soon as possible if:

  • the dog is moved to a different premises
  • the dog dies, or is missing for more than 72 hours
  • the owner changes their contact number
  • ownership of the dog is transferred to another person. New owners have 14 days to register a dog, after which they can be fined if the dog remains unregistered.

For more information about dog registration and further concessions, or to update your details please contact the Council administration office on 6261 8530.

For a new registration please come in to the Council administration office and bring along any necessary paperwork (pensioner concession card, proof of desexing and/or microchipping etc).

Changes to the Dog Control Act 2000- Microchipping 

There have been some amendments to the Dog Control Act 2000, that have come into effect in Tasmania in late 2017.

These new changes will require all owners of dogs to inform Council of the microchip number of their dog upon registration or re-registration.

If your dog is not currently microchipped or you have lost the number, please consult with your local vet to have your dog implanted or scanned for an appropriate microchip.

Council will be requesting this information upon new registrations and re-registration of all dogs.

Designated off-lead, on-lead and no-go-zones

Dog Management Policy Brochure - includes maps

This brochure provides information on and maps of the declared off-lead, on-lead and no-go zones for dogs in the Derwent Valley


The standard registration fee eligibility is for two (2) domestic dogs per household and on production of a Commonwealth Pensioner Concession Card or Repatriation Health Card.

Dog Registration Form 

Kennel Licence Application Form and Information Pack

To update your details (or the dog's details) please contact the Council administration offices on 6261 8530 or come into our administrative offices at Circle Street, New Norfolk.