Pet registration

All cats and dogs need to be registered with us from three months old. New or older animals coming to our area also need to be registered. 

Register pet

Step 1.Gather your information

You need digital copies of the below to apply:

Mandatory

  • proof of desexing
  • proof of microchipping 

Optional

  • proof of working dog status
  • valid pension card
  • approved obedience training certificate
  • breeding license
  • membership to any applicable organisation

Step 2.Apply online

Have your credit card ready and complete our online form

Register your dog or cat

Renew pet

You must renew current animal registrations by April 10 each year. We send you a reminder each year via mail. If you would like to receive your reminder via email, register online.

Step 1.Get your renewal notice

Your renewal notice will have all the information you need to apply

Step 2.Apply online

Get your credit card ready

Renew your registration 

 

Update details

Please let us know if your pet dies or if you need to change your details.

Step 1.Get your details ready

You need to include the below to complete the online form:

  • microchip number
  • animal reference number or animal tag number

Step 2.Complete the online form

Make sure your details match what we have on record.

Update your details

 

All dog registrations require proof of microchipping

You are eligible for a reduced fee if any of the below apply:

  • desexed
  • over 10 years old
  • kept for working stock
  • kept for breeding at licensed premises
  • registered with an applicable organisation:
    • Dogs Victoria
    • Master Dog Breeders and Associates
  • undergone obedience training approved by:
    • Minister for Agriculture and Food Security
    • Australian National Kennel Council

Full fees apply if you are not eligible for a reduced fee

Category Standard fee Pension card holders
Reduced fee $59 $29.50
Full fee $179 $89.50
Restricted, dangerous or menacing (as declared by Council) $306 $153
Registered dangerous as a guard dog or trained in Protective Services $179 $89.50

Partial fees

The fee you pay the first time you register your pet depends on when you register. Registration fees will reduce by 25% each quarter after April.

For example, if your dog was eligible for a reduced fee and you registered for the first time in July, you would pay $44.25.

All cat registrations require proof of microchipping

Reduced fees

You are eligible for a reduced fee if any of the below apply:

  • desexed
  • over 10 years old
  • kept for breeding at licensed premises
  • registered with an applicable organisation:
    • Australian National Cats Inc
    • Feline Control Council (Victoria) Inc
    • The Governing Council of the Cat Fancy Australia and Victoria Inc

Full fees

Full fees apply if you are not eligible for a reduced fee

Category Standard fee Pension card holders
Reduced fee $44 $22
Full fee $171 $85.50

Partial fees

The fee you pay the first time you register your pet depends on when you register. Registration fees will reduce by 25% each quarter after April.

For example, if your cat was eligible for a reduced fee and you registered for the first time in July, you would pay $33.

 

A registration tag is to be worn by dogs or cats at all times.

If your pet’s tag has become worn, illegible or lost please request a replacement tag.

Please allow up to 10 business days for your pet's tag to arrive.

There is a limit on the number of animals you can have at your property. If you want more than the specified number, you can apply for an Excess Animal Permit.

The number of animals you can have without needing a permit depends on the size of your block of land

Type of animal Blocks bigger than 4000m2 Blocks between 530m2 and 4000m2 Blocks smaller than 530m2 and units
Cat 4 2 2
Dog 4 2 1
Rodents and reptiles 10 5 2
Game Bird 25 2 0
Poultry 25 10 0
Large bird (e.g. cockatoo) 5 5 2
Small bird (e.g. canary) 50 50 10
Rooster 0 0 0
Farm animal 0 0 0

Exemptions to compulsory desexing include animals exempt under the Domestic Animals Act 1994, which are:

  • a dog or cat owned by a person or body that conducts a domestic animal business registered with council, where the dog/cat is used for breeding purposes in connection with that business
  • a dog or cat that is the subject of written veterinary advice that the health of the animal is liable to be significantly prejudiced if it is desexed. This written veterinary advice must be given by a veterinary practitioner after he or she has personally examined the dog or cat and must include the reasons why the health of the dog or cat is liable to be significantly prejudiced if it is desexed
  • a dangerous dog kept for guarding non residential premises
  • a dangerous dog that has undergone protection training
  • a dog or cat that is owned by a person who is a current member of an Applicable Organisations and the animal is registered with that organisation (proof must be provided of both owners and dog/cat membership at the time of registration)

Fees are not required to register the following dogs:

  • a dog being used as a guide dog by a visually or hearing impaired person.
  • a dog being trained as a guide dog by an approved organisation.
  • a dog working with a person who is carrying out duties for a Department or Agency of the State or Commonwealth.