Thirdslide

Pet registrations

Victorian legislation requires that all dogs and cats 3 months of age must be microchipped and registered with their local Council. Council requires that cats must also be desexed.

Under the Domestic Animals Act 1994 pet registrations run from 10 April in each year and must be renewed annually.


Benefits of pet registration

There are a number of benefits to registering your pet:

  • Your pet can be identified and returned to you if it is lost or injured when wearing its registration tag

  • Events, incentive schemes & information

  • Pet facilities including dog parks, pound & shelter facilities

  • Animal Management Services

  • Domestic Animal Business Compliance

  • We collect valuable information about local animal populations so that we can plan for and fund proactive programs and activities


Registration details

We keep a record of your pet's details including:

  • Name

  • Gender

  • Desexed or not

  • Breed

  • Colour/marks

  • Pet's name

  • Microchip number

  • Date of birth

We will also keep details about you including:

  • Name

  • Date of birth

  • Address

  • Contact information

  • Address where your pet is kept if different to your address

There are a number of registration categories that attract reduced fees for your animal's registration.


Documentation required

For entitlement to reduced registration fees proof of the following are required:

  • Sterilisation

  • Microchip implant

  • Membership of an approved association

  • Obedience papers

  • Breeding license

  • Tax return for proof of working dog status


Pensioner discount

Holders of eligible pension cards are entitled to a reduction as listed in the fees for pensioners.


Registration fees

Fees are set out on the Animal Registration Application form attached.


Payment of fees

Payment of registration fees can be made by:

  • Credit card

  • Cash

  • Cheque

  • Money order

at any of our Customer Service Centres.

Please note: A payment processing fee of 0.4% applies to credit and debit card payments.


Pet tags

All registered pets in our municipality are issued with a lifetime tag. This means a replacement tag will only be issued, free of charge, if your pet's tag is damaged or lost.

A new tag means a new registration number too.


Animal registration renewals

Registrations must be renewed by 10 April each year.


Animal registration refunds

You may be eligible for a pet registration refund if your dog or cat has passed away.


Animal registration applications

Download an application form or you can obtain an animal registration form at any of our Customer Service Centres or telephone 03 5272 5272 and we will arrange for a form to be mailed to you.




Page last updated: Friday, 28 April 2017
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