New Pet Registrations
Dogs and cats must be microchipped and registered with Council by three months of age and registrations are renewable every year on 10 April. Once your pet is registered you will be issued with a tag to assist in its safe return should it go missing. Please note we provide lifetime tags and will only replace them if you lose your pet’s original tag or due to wear and tear.
If your animal is less than six months of age and you have not yet had the opportunity of having your pet desexed, you will be charged your first year’s registration fee at the reduced rate. The owner will be required to show proof via a vet certificate in order to obtain the reduced fee in future years.
Register and pay for your animal registration online and you will receive up to three months of free registration. You will not need to renew until 10 April 2018.
|Fees for new registrations 2017/18||Dog||Cat|
|Desexed & Microchipped (including puppies and kittens less than six months of age)||$49.00||$32.00|
|Aged over 10/Microchipped||$49.00||$32.00|
Pensioners are entitled to 50 per cent off the registration fees.
Existing Pet Registration Payments
To pay your existing animal registration renewal please have a valid Visa or Mastercard and a copy of your Animal ID number.
New Online Pet Registrations
To register a new pet online, you will need your pets microchip implant number, a copy of your desexing certificate (if applicable) and a valid Visa or Mastercard. Please select one of the following links:
- Desexed/Microchipped Dog (including entire puppies less than 6 months of age)
- Desexed/Microchipped Cat(including entire kittens less than 6 months of age)
- Microchipped only Dog
- Microchipped only Cat
- Pensioner Desexed/Microchip Dog (including entire puppies less than 6 months of age)
- Pensioner Desexed/Microchipped Cat (including entire kittens less than 6 months of age)
- Pensioner Microchipped Dog
- Pensioner Microchipped Cat
You may also to choose to download a hard copy of the Animal Registration Form (486.97 KB) and return to Council with the applicable fee. If you are unable to access the registration form, contact Council's Health and Local Laws Team on 9840 9333 and one can be mailed to you.
Owners who have one of the following memberships will qualify for the approved organisation reduced fee:
- Australian National Cats Inc
- Cats Victoria Inc
- Dogs Victoria
- Feline Control Council (Victoria)
- Grey Hound Racing Victoria
- The governing Council of the Cat Fancy Australia and Victoria Inc
Owners of pets who are members of one of the above organisations cannot apply online and will need to download an Animal Registration Form (486.97 KB) and apply manually to register their pet. You will need to supply Council with proof of your membership.
Approved Training Organisations
The following organisations have been approved by the Minister for Agriculture as Approved Obedience Training Organisations:
- Australian Association of Professional Dog Trainers
- Delta Society Of Australia
- The gentle Dog Trainers Association
- Dogs Victoria
- Four Paws K9 Training
Dogs that have obtained a certificate of training will be entitled to the reduced registration fee.
Owners of dogs who have received a training certificate from one of the above organisations will need to download an Animal Registration Form (486.97 KB) and apply manually to register their pet. You will need to supply Council with evidence of the training certificate.
Keep your Contact Details up to Date
Current and correct information is vital when trying to reunite lost pets with their owners. You should advise both Council and the microchip registry whenever you change phone numbers or address.
If you have forgotten or lost the information regarding which registry your pet is listed with check the website Pet Address.
Selecting the right pet
To help you select the right pet refer to the following interactive tools: