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How to register your pet

All dogs and cats over 3 months of age must be microchipped and registered with their local council.

Restricted breeds

You can register a restricted breed dog under the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956, but special conditions apply. Strict rules also apply for owning a dangerous dog. 

Visit our Restricted breeds page to find out more. 

Excess animals

There are limits to the number of pets you can keep on your property. You must apply for an Excess Animal permit before you can have more than the permitted number of animals at your property. 

Visit our Excess animal permit page to find out more.

Service dogs

You do not need to pay to register a service dog. This includes:

  • dog guides
  • assistance dogs
  • customs dogs
  • police dogs.

You will need to provide certificates for your service dogs. You can do this in person at our Council offices or upload them to our Pet registration form.

Standard pet registrations

If you are registering your pet for the first time, you can easily do this online.

If your pet has been desexed and microchipped, make sure you include evidence of this in your form.

Register your pet

Annual pet registration fees


TypeStandard ratePensioner rate 
Not desexed$173.40$87
First year fee$21$21


TypeStandard rate Pensioner rate
Not desexed$214.20$107
First year fee$32.50$32.50
Service dog$0$0

Additional discounts may apply to registration fees. We will calculate this based on the information and verified documentation you provide.

Discounts for first registration

A discounted animal registration fee is available for cats and dogs under the age of 2 that are registered with us for the first time.

You will need to provide: 

  • microchip details
  • pet's date of birth.

Discounts for desexed pets

A discounted registration fee applies if your pet is desexed. Update your pet registration details to let us know if your pet has been desexed. 

You will need to upload your pet’s desexing certificate from the vet or shelter, showing your pet's:

  • name
  • breed
  • microchip number. 

If you don’t provide us with a copy of your receipt for a desexing period before your next renewal, you will need to pay full fees in the next renewal period.

Update pet registration details

Pet ID tags

We’ll post you a pet ID tag when you register a pet with us.

All registered pets must wear a pet ID tag on their collar. This will help us contact you if your pet is lost. You may be fined under the Domestic Animals Act 1994 if your pet doesn’t have their pet ID tag on.

Replace a lost pet ID tag

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

Replace lost pet ID tag

More information

Visit our Domestic Animal Management Plan page to find out more about pet registration, dog attacks and other pet-related information. 

You can also call our Customer service team on (03) 9278 4444 or email [email protected].

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