• All dogs and cats must be registered with Council.
  • All dogs and cats must be microchipped to be registered.
  • There is an annual fee for registering your pet.
  • All registered pets must wear a pet ID tag on their collar.
If your dog or cat is over the age of 3 months, you must register your pet with Council. It's important to note that this is the law and you may be fined if your pet is not registered.
  • You may receive a discount on your pet registration or renewal if your dog or cat is desexed.
  • If your pet has passed away or you have moved out of Boroondara, please transfer or change your registration.

Extra requirements

First time registration

If you are registering your pet for the first time with Council, you can:

Register your pet online

Renew your pet registration

Once your pet is registered, you need to renew your pet registration by 9 April each year. Registration is not transferable between animals.


With your application, you’ll need to provide proof of microchipping by uploading a scanned copy of your microchipping certificate. Learn more about microchipping.

If your dog or cat is already registered elsewhere in Victoria, you may be eligible for a registration transfer and fee waiver. 

Pet ID tag

Your pet must wear a pet ID tag on their collar or you may be fined under the Domestic Animals Act 1994.

You should attach the tag to your pet's collar. This will help us contact you if your pet gets lost.

Replace a lost pet ID tag

If you lose or damage your pet ID tag, you can contact us and we'll replace it free of charge.

Annual pet registration fees 

Type Standard rate Pensioner rate
Cat – desexed



Cat – not desexed



Dog – desexed $63 $31.50
Dog – not desexed $207 $103.50


If your dog or cat is desexed, you can receive a discount on your pet registration.

To qualify for discount, you need to supply a receipt for a desexing procedure or booking within 6 months of your registration.

If you do not provide a copy of the desexing certificate or booking receipt within 6 months of registration, the full fee will be charged for the next annual renewal.

As you are required to register your pet before it is 3 months old, you may need to pay the full amount when you register it for the first time. 

However, you will receive a refund of the difference between the full fee and discounted amount, if:

  • desexing your pet occurs at approximately 6 months, and
  • you provide us with a copy of a desexing booking within 6 months of registration.

For more information about pet registration, dog attacks, desexing and other pet-related information, see our Domestic Animal Management Plan (PDF, 753 KB)

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