By law, owners of cats and dogs over three months of age must register their pet with Council. Failing to register a dog or cat is a breach of the Domestic Animals Act 1994 and could attract a fine.
Having pets registered not only saves owners from an expensive fine, but is also an effective way to have a pet returned if it goes missing. Registration fees also help cover lost pet holding facilities and responsible pet ownership programs contributing to a safer community.
Make sure that your cat or dog wears its registration tag on its collar at all times. This will help the prompt return of lost animals and if an animal is injured, the tag will ensure that the owner can be contacted and advised of their pet’s whereabouts and condition.
Remember, all dogs and cats registered for the first time must be microchipped and desexed.
You can download a Pet Registration Forms or pick one up from a Council Customer Service Centre (at Keilor, Sunshine and Watergardens).
Payment options include:
For more information visit Council's website or call Council on 9249 4000.