Registering your pet

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

The  registration year is from 11 April to 10 April the following year.  The 2018/2019 registration period will start from 19 February 2018 and any new registration will be valid until 10 April 2019.

Half price fees apply for all new registrations from early October annually. Exact dates will be advertised annually. 

2018/2019 Registration fees - from 19 February 2018  

Fee type

Dog

Cat

Full fee $165 $165
Full fee with Pensioner discount $82.50 $82.50
Reduced fee $55 $55
Reduced fee with pensioner concession $27.50 $27.50
Registered Guide Dog or Government Authority Dog  Free  -
Dangerous dog or restricted dog breed $210  -

* You need to contact us before registering a restricted breed or dangerous dog.

There are no refunds available for cancelled registrations, including deceased pets or pets moved to another Council. Please see the transfer options below.

No part payments or payment plans are permitted for pet registrations.

 

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.

 

Register your pet online now

If you have all the required information and documents you can easily apply to register your pet online.

You are able to apply online if you:

  • Are over the age of 18

  • Are not registering a restricted breed, dangerous, menacing or guard dog

  • Are not registering more pets than allowed without a permit

  • Have proof of microchipping (Desexing Certificate, Veterinary Report or Statutory Declaration from you confirming your pet is microchipped)

  • Have proof of eligible pension if applicable (Pension Card, Veterans Affairs File or TPI entitlement). To calculate this fee you must enter select the relevant Pension Type and enter the Pension Card Number on the Owner Details page of the online form.

  • Have proof of desexing if applicable (Desexing Certificate, Veterinary Report or Statutory Declaration from you confirming your pet is desexed). To calculate this fee you must select Yes for the Desexed question on the Animal Details page of the online form 

  • Have proof that your pet is over 10 years old if applicable (Desexing Certificate, Veterinary Report or Statutory Declaration from you confirming your pet is over 10 years old). To calculate this fee you must select “10 years or over” from the Other Reduced Fees drop down on the Animal Details page of the online form.

  • Have proof of any other eligible reduced fees if applicable

     Dogs - Obedience trained, registered breeding dog, registered with an applicable organisation or working stock

     Cats – registered breeding cat or registered with an applicable organisation

     To calculate these reduced fees you must select the relevant option from the Other Reduced Fees drop down list on page two of the online application form.

If you have all the required information and supporting documentation, you can apply online now. Please make sure all the correct details and documents are provided before accepting the declaration and making payment. For multiple pets you will need to submit one online registration per pet. No refunds will be processed once submitted.

If you pay for a higher registration fee but meant to provide information to pay a reduced fee, you can still submit it to council separately afterwards. A refund for the difference will not be done but the record can be updated so the relevant fee is calculated for the next renewal period.

Once you submit online, your application will be processed by our Compliance team. If all details and supporting documentation are correct you will receive your pet’s new tag and confirmation of registration in the post a few days later.

Please be aware that any false information provided may result in your pet being unregistered and may incur enforcement action and penalties.

Alternatively you can register a new pet by: 

 

Register your Guide Dog / Government Authority Dog online now

To register a guide dog or government authority dog for free you will need the relevant supporting documentation. You can apply online now.

Once you submit online, your application will be processed by our Compliance team. If all details and supporting documentation are correct you will receive your pet’s new tag and confirmation of registration in the post a few days later.

Please be aware that any false information provided may result in your pet being unregistered and may incur enforcement action and penalties.

Alternatively you can register a new pet by: 

 

Pet registration updates and transfers

Updating current registration details: If you wish to update your current pet registration record please do so via e-mail or in writing and submit to council.

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 no longer resides in our Council, you can register a new pet free of charge for the remainder of the registration year. You can transfer online now. For multiple pets you will need to submit one online transfer per pet.

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. You will need to provide evidence of your current registration in that Council. The registration will then be free of charge for the remainder of the registration year. You can transfer and register online now. For multiple pets you will need to submit one online registration per pet.

Alternatively you can transfer a new pet by: 

 

Pet registration renewals

Pet registrations must be renewed by 10 April each year. By early March each year you will receive a notice with all relevant renewal details and fees to be paid.

Penalties may apply for late or non registration renewals. You can pay your existing pet registration renewal online