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.

COVID-19 financial assistance

Council understands the unprecedented nature of the current pandemic and we are committed to supporting our community through this period of uncertainty.

If you are experiencing financial hardship, Council has options available to you to help with your pet registration payment.

Access the Financial Assistance form.

How to register your pet for the first time

 

Email form

Step 1.Complete an animal registration form 

Complete paper PDF form (403kb)

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)

 

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 paper PDF form (403kb)

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)

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 paper PDF form (403kb)

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)

 

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 12 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 2021 to 10 April 2022)

 Dog Category Fee $  Concession $
REDUCED FEE (See FAQ below for reduced fees)  65.40  32.70
Initial registration and dog under 12 months of age (Proof of age required)  7.70  7.70
Formal Foster Dog - Fostered through registered Pound, Shelter or Rescue (Copy of foster care agreement must be sighted)  7.70  7.70
Guide Dog or Government Dog  No Fee  No Fee
Dogs – declared dangerous   400.00  400.00
Dogs - declared menacing and restricted breed  300.00  300.00
FULL FEE: Dog not included in above  202.50  101.25

 

 Cat Category Fee $ Concession $ 
 REDUCED FEE (See FAQ below for reduced fees) 59.80 29.90
 Initial registration and cat under 12 months of age (Proof of age required) 7.70  7.70 
 Formal Foster Cat - Fostered through registered Pound, Shelter or Rescue (Copy of foster care agreement must be sighted) 7.70 7.70
 FULL FEE: Cat not included in above 202.50 101.25 

 

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.

 

Related Information

Lost and found pets
Pets, livestock and wildlife