Registration of Cats and Dogs - Victoria

Description

You will require this registration if you are the owner of a cat or dog that is over three months old.

This registration also covers all types of dogs (including dangerous dogs) that are used for security (guard dogs) or similar uses.

A dog is considered to be a dangerous dog if either:

  • the dog is kept as a guard dog for the purpose of guarding non-residential premises
  • the dog has been trained to attack or bite a person.

You are required to advise a person you are selling a dog to if it has been registered as 'dangerous'. Registration is likely to be subject to strict conditions, including conditions concerning the enclosure and fence used to contain the dog.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Owners registering a dog or cat for the first time will not be entitled to the reduced fee for micro-chipping alone, but reduced fees may be available if your animal is desexed and micro-chipped. If you require an exemption to desexing your pet, there is now an additional requirement that a veterinarian must personally examine an animal and state in writing why the health of the animal would be harmed if it was desexed.

You can now only be defined as the owner of a dog or cat if you are over eighteen.

Please consult directly with your council to determine any specific requirements relating to this registration.

Duration

Registrations are an annual charge and must be renewed by 10 April each year.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Cat fees range between $32 and $96, please consult the responsible council for information on the correct fees to be submitted with your application. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Application All

Dog fees range between $50 and $150, please consult the responsible council for information on the correct fees to be submitted with your application. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Application All

Restricted breed, declared dangerous dog, menacing dog. Fees for 2017-18.

Act(s) name

Domestic Animals Act 1994 VIC

Local law(s) name

Activities Local Law 2009

Environment Local Law 2009

Lodgement process

Apply

Submit application form and any supporting documents to the council.

Administering agency

City of Melbourne

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Pet Registrations

City of Melbourne

Operating address: 90 - 120 Swanston Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 1603
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Phone: 03 9658 9658
Email: enquiries@melbourne.vic.gov.au
Website: City of Melbourne (Opens in new window)