Compliance services fees and charges

The fees and charges on this page apply to compliance services.

All fees are stated as GST inclusive and are effective from 1 July 2023. Council reserves the right to review any fees and charges at any time. Please check with us for any updates.

Where the actual fees incurred by us are higher than the fees shown, actual costs will be charged.

If a fee or charge for a Council service is not specifically listed below the charge or fee will be the total of the actual cost of materials and officer time incurred to provide the service, and GST.

Dog fees

  1. Dogs must be registered before they reach three months of age.

  2. From the age of three months, fee rates are calculated proportionally for the year.

  3. The fee for a ‘responsible owner’ represents a significant saving on the general registration fee. ‘Responsible owner’ status is lost if registration is paid on/after 2 August 2023*. Dogs will be reassigned to J or N status accordingly.

  4. A classified dangerous dog is one that has been declared ‘dangerous.’

  5. A National Dog Database Levy (per dog) is included in all dog registration invoices.

Dog registration 2023 – 2024 CLASS FEE IF PAID BY 1 AUGUST 2023 FEE IF PAID ON OR AFTER 2 AUGUST 2023
Disability assistance dog GD  $nil $nil
Police dog PD $53.00 $79.00
Other working dog WD $95.00 $141.00
Responsible owner SO $105.00 $157.00*
Responsible owner, with desexed dog SN $95.00 $141.00*
General registration J $157.00 $236.00
General registration, with desexed dog N $142.00 $212.00
Classified Dangerous Dog (section 31)  K $392.00 $588.00
Dog impounding 2023 – 2024
First impounding during the year (first during a 12 month period) $105.00
Second impounding during the year (second during a 12 month period)   $211.00
Third impounding during the year (third during a 12 month period)   $316.00
Seizure fee   $122.00
Pound sustenance and care fee per day $30.00
Replacement discs   $5.00
Administration fee for a permit to keep more than two dogs on a property   $60.00
 Transport to pound   $30.00 

Parking infringement

Parking infringement fees 2022 - 2023
Not more than 30 minutes  infringement fee $12.00
More than 30 minutes but not more than 1 hour infringement fee $15.00
More than 1 hour but not more than 2 hours infringement fee $21.00
More than 2 hours but not more than 4 hours infringement fee $30.00
More than 4 hours but not more than 6 hours infringement fee $42.00
More than 6 hours infringement fee $57.00

Note: The amount for fines is set at a national level.

Skateboard impounding

Skateboard impounding fees 2022 - 2023
First impounding $32.00
Second impounding $64.00
Third or any subsequent impounding $96.00

Amusement devices and shooting galleries

Amusement devices and shooting galleries 2022 - 2023
Regulation 11(6)(a) $11.50 first device for first seven days or part thereof
Regulation 11(6)(b) $2.30 each additional device for a further period of seven days or part thereof
Regulation 11(6)(c) $1.15 each device for a further period of seven days or part thereof
Note: Permit fee fixed by Regulation 1978/294


Other compliance fees 2023 - 2024
Seizure of noise equipment $266.00
Security alarm - daytime attendance $235.00
Security alarm - after hours attendance   $304.00


Litter infringement fees 2023 - 2024
The following fees apply for the first offence of leaving litter in a public space, or on private land, without the occupier's consent, or as stated in the Solid Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw 2020.

Minor littering offence - A single bag of refuse, or small items.

Includes, but not limited to the following types of waste items: Cigarette butts, confectionary wrappers/papers, chewing um, take-away food containers/wrappers, Fish & Chip papers, aluminium can(s), or plastic drink bottles(s).


Medium littering offence - Up to four shopping bags, or two refuse bags, or large items.

Includes, but not limited to the following types of waste:  Single-use disposable personal hygiene and health products such as nappies, sanitary items and condoms - due to their health risk; Domestic or commercial waste in, or by, public litter bins, clothing bins, or recycling stations; Use of unofficial (non-Council) refuse bags, small amounts of debris from an unsecure load (truck or trailer) - e.g. paper, a single small item, grass clippings, and dust.


Major littering offence - Any large volume of waste, green waste, or car parts.  Four or more refuse bags, or multiple large items, or piles or rubbish covering an area over 1.5m2.

Includes, but not limited to the following types of waste: Items that pose a serious health risk; Any other litter as defined in the Litter Act 1979, or not defined as minor or medium littering above.

The Litter Act 1979 defines the depositing of glass or glass bottles (or broken glass or bottles) as a dangerous form of litter and thus it is considered by Council as a major littering offence.

NOTE: The decision whether to issue an infringement notice for major littering, or to refer the matter to the District Court, will be determined on a case-by-case basis, based on the severity and malicious intent of the alleged offence.

Subsequent offence within a 365 day period  $400.00

NOTE:  Any infringement notice cannot exceed $400. For cases taken to Court the maximum fine is $5,000 for an individual, or $20,000 for a body corporate.  For litter considered to be dangerous, toxic and/or infectious the maximum fine is $7,500 and/or imprisonment for a term not exceeding one month.  In the case of a body corporate, the maximum fine is $30,000.

Litter Infringement Terms, and late payment:  If the first infringement notice remains unpaid after 28 days, or has not been appealed, a 28-day reminder is issued under the Summary Proceedings Act 1957. If this remains unpaid, and has not been appealed, the matter is referred to the Ministry of Justice for collection, and costs will be incurred.