Cat and dog registration
All cats and dogs over the age of three months must be registered with the Council. Registration renewals are due by 10th April every year.
A fee applies for animal registration, however concessions are available for pension card holders. Once registered, you will be given a tag for your animal to wear at all times. If your pet gets lost, the tag will easily identify them and ensure their safe return. This tag can be used for the lifetime of the animal. If it is misplaced, a replacement will be issued.
In line with state legislation, all animals must be microchipped when registered for the first time. This includes pets that are transferring from another Council.
From Saturday, 1st October 2011 new applications to register restricted breed dogs cannot be accepted.
You can download the Domestic Animal Registration Form from the Related Content section at the end of this page.
Change to fees
Under an amendment to the Domestic Animals Act, owners will be eligible for a discounted registration fee all new registrations of dogs and cats if both are microchipped and desexed. Owners must now pay the maximum registration fee for new registrations of dogs and cats when microchipped but not desexed. The discounted registration will apply on presentation of a certificate to Council showing that the pet has been desexed.
Pets that have been previously registered as microchipped (but not desexed) still qualify for the discounted registration fee on an ongoing basis.
For more details on cat ownership, visit the following pages:
Who's for cats?
Cat enclosures to confine your cat at home
People eligible under the State Concessions Act 1966 (pension card, concession card, War Widows entitlements or TPI entitlements) are entitled to a 50 per cent concession rate. This does not include a health care card.
If you are eligible for registration at the concession rate, the Council must see the original concession card or a copy to prove eligibility.