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Congratulations on your new best friend. Now that you have got your pet, you will need to register your microchipped pet with us.

Registering your pet lets you reunite with them quickly if they ever get lost.

 

When do you need to register?

When your pet reaches three months (12 weeks) of age you need to:

  1. microchip your pet with a vet and 
  2. register them with us. 

You can only register your pet after they have been microchipped. 

 

Why does your pet need to be microchipped?

A microchip is a small computer chip about the size of a grain of rice - implanted just under your pet's skin between the shoulder blades at the back of the neck. It is a common, safe and painless procedure that takes a few seconds. Each microchip has a unique number that can be detected with a microchip scanner. 

A microchipped pet allows us to easily identify your pet to safely return to you if they become lost or stray. Always keep your contact details up to date. 

If you need an exemption from microchipping, you have to provide proof from a vet documenting why your pet's health would be harmed by the procedure.

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How much does registration cost?

Pet registration fees vary depending on your pet's circumstances. Check below if you are eligible for a discounted registration fee. 

The below fees are current for 2022/2023. However, all new pet registrations for the period of October 2022 to April 2023 are charged at the half-year rate.
Fee type Dog Cat

Microchipped only

$172.60

$155.30

Desexed and microchipped (including puppies and kittens less than 6 months of age)

$57.90

$36.60

Approved organisation and microchipped

$57.90

$36.60

Obedience trained and microchipped

$57.90

n/a

Aged over 10 and microchipped

$57.90

$36.60

Who is eligible for a discount

If you are a pensioner or a member of certain organisations, you may be eligible to get a discount.

You might be eligible for a discount if you are one of the following groups

Pensioners

You are entitled to a 50 percent discount on your pet’s registration.

When you register your pet, select the option 'pensioner discount only' to start the application. You will need to provide proof of concession.

Approved organisations

If you are a member of one of the following approved organisation you are entitled to discounted pet registration:

  • Australian National Cats Inc.
  • Dogs Victoria.
  • Feline Control Council (Victoria).
  • The Governing Council of the Cat Fancy Australia and Victoria Inc.
  • Master Dog Breeders & Associates.
  • Responsible Pet Breeders Australia (RPBA).

If you are a member of one of these organisations and wish to apply the discount you will need to download an application form and apply manually to register your pet. You will also need to supply proof of your membership. 

Approved training organisations - obedience training

If your dog has successfully completed obedience training from an approved training organisation you are entitled to a discounted pet registration.

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

If you have received a training certificate from one of the above organisations and wish to apply the discount you will need to download an application form and apply manually to register your pet. You will need to supply evidence of the training certificate.

Discounts also apply pets who are:

  • desexed (see above fee table)
  • over 10 years (see above fee table). 

 

How to register your pet

Complete an application for each pet you are registering. Check if you need to apply for an excess animal permit.

To register a pet, you will need:

  • your pet’s microchip number
  • proof of desexing (desexing certificate) where appropriate
  • a copy of pension concession card if you have one.

You can pay online by credit or debit card using our links below:

 

For cats:

Desexed:

Cat desexed any age

Cat desexed any age – Pensioner discount only

 

Not desexed: Less than six months of age

Cat less than six months of age

Cat less than six months of age – Pensioner discount only

 

Not desexed: Over six months of age

Cat over six months of age

Cat over six months of age – Pensioner discount only

 

For dogs:


Desexed:

Dog desexed any age

Dog desexed any age - Pensioner discount only

 

Not desexed: Less than six months of age

Dog less than six months of age

Dog less than six months of age - Pensioner discount only

 

Not desexed: Over six months of age

Dog over six months of age

Dog over six months of age - Pensioner discount only

 

Or to apply in person or by post, download and complete:

Animal Registration Half Year Fee - Application Form 2022/23
Animal Registration Half Year Fee - Application Form 2022/23
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Renew your pet registration

Each year, you need to renew your pet registration(s) by 10 April - we will send you renewal forms before this deadline date. Pay by the due date so we can register your pet in time to avoid any extra costs.

To renew:

  • have your animal ID number ready
  • select 'Renew now'. You can pay using Visa or MasterCard.

Renew now

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    Request a new pet registration tag

    After registering your pet, you will get a tag to help with their safe return if they go missing.

    If you have lost the tag or it’s damaged, you can request a new one.

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