Keeping your RDO status
You will lose your RDO status and have to reapply for it in the following circumstances:
Late payment of dog re-registration fees
Responsible dog owners must pay their annual re-registration fees by 31 July at the latest each year to maintain their RDO status.
Re-registration fees are due on 1 July, but an owner loses their RDO status if they fail to pay their re-registration fee by 31 July, when the late payment penalty applies.
Failure to maintain RDO requirements
To keep your RDO status you must continue to meet the care and welfare criteria required by Responsible Dog Owners - see the ‘Responsibilities of a dog owner’ section of our Capital Canines guide for dog owners (794KB PDF).
Change of address
If you move, you will have to reapply for RDO status and have your new home inspected by an Animal Control Officer. There is a one-off re-application fee of $83.00 to reapply for your new address if you have had RDO with us prior. Please fill out the following form and email to email@example.com:
Application for Responsible Dog Owner Status (56KB PDF)