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
We keep a record of your pet's details including:
Desexed or not
Date of birth
We will also keep details about you including:
There are a number of registration categories that attract reduced fees for your animal's registration.
For entitlement to reduced registration fees proof of the following are required:
Holders of eligible pension cards are entitled to a reduction as listed in the fees for pensioners.
Fees are set out on the Animal Registration Application form attached.
Payment of fees
Payment of registration fees can be made by:
at any of our Customer Service Centres.
Please note: A payment processing fee of 0.4% applies to credit and debit card payments.
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.