Register an animal

As a requirement under the Domestic Animals Act 1994, all dogs and cats over the age of 3 months are required to be registered with Council. Registration renewals are due by 10 April each year. 

How to register your pet for the first time

 

Email form

Step 1.Complete an animal registration form 

Complete PDF Form(PDF, 301KB)  

Step 2.Gather your relevant documentation

When registering your animal, please provide a copy of any relevant documentation, including:

  • proof of microchip
  • sterilisation (de-sexing) certificate, and
  • concession details (if applicable)
  • proof of age (under 6 months or over 10 years)

Step 3.Email your documentation

Email your completed animal registration application form to info@moorabool.vic.gov.au

Step 4.Customer Service will call you for payment 

One of our friendly Customer Service Team Members will call you for payment 

In-person

Step 1.Complete an animal registration form 

Complete PDF Form(PDF, 301KB)  

Step 2.Gather your relevant documentation

When registering your animal, please provide a copy of any relevant documentation, including:

  • proof of microchip
  • sterilisation (de-sexing) certificate, and
  • concession details (if applicable)
  • proof of age (under 6 months or over 10 year)

Step 3.Visit Council office to lodge your application 

  • Customer Service will process your animal registration
  • You will receive your animal registration tag

By post

Step 1.Complete an animal registration form 

Complete PDF Form(PDF, 301KB)  

Step 2.Gather your relevant documentation

When registering your animal, please provide a copy of any relevant documentation, including:

  • proof of microchip
  • sterilisation (de-sexing) certificate, and
  • concession details (if applicable)
  • proof of age (under 6 months or over 10 year)

Step 3.Post

Mail your completed application form and any supporting documentation to PO Box 18, Ballan VIC 3342.

Step 4.Customer Service will call for payment 

One of our friendly Customer Service Team Members will call you for payment 

 

 

A commitment to responsible pet ownership 

  • Moorabool Shire Council is committed to promoting responsible pet ownership
  • We have introduced an initial registration fee for dogs and cats under 6 months of age being registered with Council for the first time 
  • A State Government Levy is applied to all dog and cat registrations to fund responsible pet ownership education programs
    • This fee is incorporated within your registration payment

Dog and cat registration fees (from 11 April 2022 to 10 April 2023)

 Dog Category Fee $  Concession $
REDUCED FEE (See FAQ below for reduced fees)  66.00  33.00
Initial registration of a dog under 6 months of age (Proof of age required)  8.00  8.00
Formal Foster Dog - Fostered through registered Pound, Shelter or Rescue (Copy of foster care agreement must be sighted)  8.00  8.00
Guide Dog or Government Dog  No Fee  No Fee
Dogs – declared dangerous   404.00  404.00
Dogs - declared menacing and restricted breed  303.00  303.00
FULL FEE: Dog not included in above  205.00  102.50

 

 Cat Category Fee $ Concession $ 
REDUCED FEE (See FAQ below for reduced fees) 60.00 30.00
 Initial registration of a cat under 6 months of age (Proof of age required) 8.00  8.00 
 Formal Foster Cat - Fostered through registered Pound, Shelter or Rescue (Copy of foster care agreement must be sighted) 8.00 8.00
 FULL FEE: Cat not included in above 205.00 102.50 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How am I entitled to a reduced dog and cat registration fee?

If your dog or cat meets one or more of the following you will be eligible for a reduced fee.

If the dog or cat is:

  • desexed,
  • over 10 years of age, or
  • kept for breeding at a registered domestic animal business, or
  • registered with an applicable organisation and the owner is also a member of that applicable organisation,
  • a dog that has undergone obedience training with an approved organisations, or
  • a dog kept for the purpose of working stock.

Applicable organisations are:

  • Australian National Cats Inc.
  • DOGS Victoria
  • Feline Control Council (Victoria) Inc.
  • Greyhound Racing Victoria, and
  • The Governing Council of the Cat Fancy Australia and Victoria Inc.

Approved organisations - Obedience Training are:

  • DOGS Victoria
  • Australian Association of Professional Dog Trainers Inc.
  • The Dog Trainers Associations
  • Four Paws K9 Training

To qualify for a reduced registration fee you must provide documentary proof.

Pensioner discount only applies to current full Pensioner Concession Card, Department Veteran Affairs TPI or War Widow card holders.

 

How do I register my cat or dog?

If you are registering your cat and dog for the first time you will need to call Council.

Remember to bring evidence that your dog or cat is microchipped and any supporting information (eg. Desexing certificate etc) that may qualify you for a reduced registration fee.

Registration renewals can be paid over the phone, BPay or Post Bill Pill Pay.

I have lost my dog or cat registration tag, can I get a replacement?

Yes. Contact Customer Service or visit us and a replacement tag will be issued for a fee of $5.80.

My pet has passed away or has been de-sexed since I paid the registration fee. Am I entitled to a refund?

If you have paid your pets registration for the full year and your pet has passed or has been de-sexed before 30 June you will be able to apply for a pro-rata registration refund.

 

 

 

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