Pet registration

Frank the border collie

All dogs and cats must be registered to their local council by the time they are three months old under state legislation.

New registrations

Fill out a new animal registration form(PDF, 251KB) to register your dog or cat, and lodge your form when you pay your fees at one of Council's customer service centres. The Council must see proof your animal is microchipped to accept registration. You will receive a lifetime tag for your pet which must go on its collar. Lost or damaged tags will be replaced at one of our offices for a fee of $2.

Microchipping your pets

Council has a better chance of finding your lost cats and dogs if they are registered and microchipped. Registered pets are also less likely to be impounded, saving you impound fees of up to $60 per animal and boarding fees of $15 per animal per day. Fines might also apply.

Desexing your pets

Council encourages responsible pet ownership by providing a discounted registration fee for desexed pets. Bring the appropriate desexing documentation from your pet’s vet, along with your registration form, to one of our offices to receive this discount. Pension card holders can receive a reduced veterinary fee for desexing through the Municipal Association Victoria.

Renewing your registration

Animal registrations must be renewed by 10 April each year. Council sends a letter to all registered pet owners in the shire to remind them when they need to renew. Registration fees are outlined below.

    
Dog registrations

DESCRIPTION

ANNUAL FEE

ANNUAL RATE FOR PENSIONERS

Microchipped only

$115.00

$57.50

Microchipped & desexed

$24.00

$12.00

Over 10 years of age

$38.00

$19.00

Dogs kept for breeding by the proprietor of a domestic animal business conducted on a registered premises

$38.00

$19.00

Dogs registered with an applicable organisation, if their owners are members of the applicable organisation with which the dogs are registered (proof required)

$38.00

$19.00

Dogs that have undergone obedience training which complies with the regulations

$38.00

$19.00

Dog kept for working stock

$24.00

$12.00

 Declared dangerous & menacing dog 

  $115.00

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Cat registrations

DESCRIPTION

ANNUAL FEE

ANNUAL RATE FOR PENSIONERS

Microchipped only

$105.00

$52.50

Microchipped & desexed

$18.00

$9.00

Over 10 years of age

$33.00

$16.00

Cats kept for breeding by the proprietor of a domestic animal business conducted on a registered premises

$33.00

$16.00

Cats registered with an applicable organisation, if their owners are members of the applicable organisation with which the cats are registered (proof required)

$33.00

$16.00