Registering your pet

By law, all cats and dogs more than three months of age must be microchipped and registered with Council.

The animal registration year is from 11 April to 10 April the following year.  Half price fees apply for all new registrations from early October annually. Exact dates will be advertised annually. 

Pet registrations must be renewed by 10 April each year. Penalties may apply for late registration renewals. You can pay your existing animal registration renewal online

To register a new pet: 

You need to tell us if your dog a restricted breed.

Registration fees (applicable from 9 October 2017)

Fee type



Maximum fee $80 $80
Pensioner discount $40 $40
Reduced fee $26 $26
Reduced fee with pensioner concession $13 $13
Dangerous dog or restricted dog breed $200 -


Pet registration transfers and refunds

Maribyrnong City Council accepts a transfer of registration within the Council and from other Councils within Australia.

Transferring registration within Maribyrnong City Council: If your currently registered pet passes away or is relocated outside of our Council, you can register a new pet free of charge for the remainder of the registration year. To transfer, complete the Animal Registration Form(PDF, 2MB)

Transferring registration from other Councils within Australia: If you move to Maribyrnong City Council and your pet is currently registered with another Council within Australia, you still need to register your pet with Maribyrnong City Council. To transfer, complete the Animal Registration Form(PDF, 2MB) and provide evidence of your current registration in that Council. The registration is free of charge for the remainder of the registration year.

When the registration is due for renewal you will receive a notice with all relevant renewal details and fees to be paid.

Refunds: There are no refunds available for cancelled registrations, including deceased pets or pets moved to another Council.

Do you have multiple animals?

If you keep more than number of animals allowed on a property, you are required to apply for a permit.