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Pet Registration

All cats and dogs over 3 months of age must be microchipped and registered with Council as required by State Government legislation.

If your pet is not microchipped, registration will not be accepted. To microchip your pet, contact your local vet.

Register your pet

Annual registration for dogs and cats is due on 10 April each year.

Register your pet online (including payment)

Visa or MasterCard accepted.

2023/24 Fees

Registation fees
Dog or cat (full price) $135
Desexed (certificate or letter from a vet required)* $45
Over 10 years of age (statutory declaration, letter from a vet, Council registration or documentation from a registered breeder required)* $45
Part of a domestic animal business or applicable organisation (copy of credentials required)*.
Applicable organisations include:

  • Australian National Cats Inc (ANCATS)
  • Dogs Victoria
  • Feline Control Council (Victoria) Inc (FCCV)
  • The Governing Council of the Cat Fancy Australia and Victoria Inc (GCCFV)
  • Master Dog Breeders Association (MDBA)
  • Responsible Pet Breeders Australia (RPBA)
Undergone training (copy of credentials required)* $45
Working dog – a dog that herds, droves, protects, tends or works stock on land used solely or primarily for primary production (statutory declaration, documentation to show the dog owner is a primary producer or users the dog for employment purposes, or a tax invoice for the purchase stock required)* $23
Restricted Breed Dog, Dangerous Dog or Menacing Dog. Owners of these animals are not entitled to reduced fees. $250
  • Other types of proof may be considered at the discretion of Council’s Authorised Officers*
  • Centrelink Pensioner Card and Repatriation Health Card holders will receive a 50% discount on the calculated amount (excluding working dogs, restricted breed, dangerous or menacing dogs)
Permit fees
Excess animal / birds permit fee $40

Update my pet registration

Send my renewal notice by email

We’ve introduced a new emailing service for our animal renewal notices. You can now register to receive your animal renewal notices via email instead of post.

Register to receive your animal renewal notices online

Important things to note:

  • You will no longer receive a paper copy of your animal renewal notice in your letterbox. Electronic copies will be forwarded to your nominated email address.
  • One (1) email address can be nominated per animal renewal account. The same email address can be used for multiple account numbers.
  • Once registration has been confirmed, future animal renewal notices will be emailed to your nominated email address. Depending on the timing of registration, you may receive one more notice by mail before your request for electronic delivery is processed.

How many animals can I have?

Under Local Law No. 2, you must not, without a permit, keep any more animals or types of animals as set out in the table below

Type of animal Residential
Farming zones less than 0.5ha & rural living zones Farming zones greater than 0.5ha
Dogs (includes working dogs) 2 2 5
Cats 2 2 2
Poultry 10 40 No limit
Turkeys and geese 0 0 30
Roosters 0 0 20
Domestic birds (includes pigeons) 30 30 100
Ferrets 2 4 10
Guinea pigs 6 6 10
Domestic rabbits 2 6 10
Domestic mice 6 10 10
Pigs 0 0 6
Horses, donkeys, mules, sheep and goats 0 2 No limit
Camels 0 0 No limit
Cattle 0 1 No limit
Ostriches, emus and peacocks 0 0 No limit
Any other livestock or agricultural animal 0 0 No limit
For more information
Local Laws
Phone: (03) 5036 2346 (office hours only)

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