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Animal registration

All dogs and cats must be registered to us by the age of three months under state legislation.

There are also regulations surrounding the ownership of other animals like horses, pigs etc. These can be found in our General provisions local law. (PDF, 555KB)

New registrations

Register your animal online     OR       print the Dog Registration (DOC, 235KB) form/Cat Registration (DOC, 226KB)  form or collect one in person before you pay your fees at one of our Community Links.

All cats and dogs must be microchipped with proof for registration to be accepted.

A lifetime tag will be issued that must be worn on your pets collar. Lost or damaged tags will be replaced for free at any Community Link.

New residents can transfer current registration from another council for a fee of $2.50 per animal.


All cats being registered for the first time must be desexed.

Pension card holders are entitled to an Australian Veterinary Association voucher which provides a reduced veterinary fee for desexing. Vouchers can be obtained at any of our Community Links. Further information can be found in the MAV Reduced Fee Desexing Voucher Scheme Brochure. (PDF, 1MB)

Renewing your registration

Animal registrations must be renewed by 10 April each year.

Pay online now.
Contact us on 1300 368 333 for more information

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