All dog and cat registrations must be renewed by 9 April each year. This date is set for all councils under the Domestic Animals Act 1994 and you may be fined if your dog or cat is not registered.
If your pet is registered with Council, you'll receive an animal registration renewal notice by post or email.
To renew your pet registration, you can:
You can also pay by phone, mail or in person. For more details, see payments.
Once we've received your payment, your pet is registered for another year.
If your dog or cat is not registered, see register your pet.
Updating pet details
So we can update your registration details, fill in our online form to tell us if:
- your pet has passed away or moved to another home
- any of their details have changed or are incorrect, such as their name, if they're now desexed etc.
- your address or contact details have changed.
Lifetime tags for your pets
Once your pet has been registered, you will receive a lifetime tag. Your pet must be wearing a tag or you may be fined. Your tag significantly increases the chances of being reunited with your pet, should they go astray.
To request a replacement tag, fill in our online form, contact customer service on 9278 4444 or visit Council’s offices.