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 18.

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 Amount Description
Apply Application All -

Dog fees (including the state levy), range between $22 and $114.50, please consult the responsible council for information on the correct fees to be submitted with your application. Fees for 2018-19.

Apply Application All $114.50

Restricted, dangerous and menacing dog fee (including the state levy). Fees for 2018-19.

Apply Application All -

Cat fees (including the state levy), range between $17.50 and $95, please consult the responsible council for information on the correct fees to be submitted with your application. Fees for 2018-19.

Apply Inspection All $27.00

Inspection of animal record. Fees for 2018-19.

Apply Transfer All $6.00

Transfer of registration from another municipality. Fees for 2018-19.

Forms

Act(s) name

Domestic Animals Act 1994 VIC

Local law(s) name

General Local Law 1 2015

Administering agency

Banyule City Council

Contact details

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

Municipal Laws Officer

Banyule City Council

Operating address: Level 3
1 Flintoff Street
Greensborough, Victoria 3088
Mailing address: PO BOX 94
Greensborough, Victoria 3088
Phone: 03 9490 4222
Fax: 03 9499 9475
Email: enquiries@banyule.vic.gov.au
Website: Banyule City Council (Opens in new window)