All dogs and cats three (3) months of age and over are required to be registered with Council.
Owners of dogs and cats currently registered with Council are required to renew their registration by April 10 each year.
Registration and microchipping are NOT the same.
Dogs and cats being registered for the first time with Council must be implanted with a microchip.
A reduced registration fee may apply if your dog or cat meets the requirements set by the State Government, and eligible pensioners are also entitled to a reduced registration fee.
All dogs and cats registered with Council are issued with a lifetime tag with a unique number which must be worn on the animal at all times when outside your property.
Dogs and cats which are registered with Council and wearing their registration tag can be quickly reunited with their owner should they become lost.
Failure to apply or renew the registration of your dog or cat may result in an infringement notice being issued per pet.
Moorabool Shire Council is committed to promoting responsible pet ownership and has introduced an initial registration fee for dogs and cats under 12 months of age being registered with Council for the first time. Proof of age is required to qualify for this fee.
ANIMAL REGISTRATION FORM (2018-2019) (PDF, 563KB)
Current dog and cat registration fees (until 10 April, 2019)
|REDUCED FEE (See FAQ below for reduced fees)||55.00||27.50|
|Initial registration and dog under 12 months of age (Proof of age required)||6.50||6.50|
|Formal Foster Dog - Fostered through registered Pound, Shelter or Rescue (Copy of foster care agreement must be sighted)||6.50||6.50|
|Guide Dog or Government Dog||No Fee||No Fee|
|Dog – declared dangerous, restricted breed and menacing||575.00||575.00|
|FULL FEE: Dog not included in above||170.00||85.00|
|REDUCED FEE (See FAQ below for reduced fees)||50.00||25.00|
|Initial registration and cat under 12 months of age (Proof of age required)||6.50||6.50|
|Formal Foster Cat - Fostered through registered Pound, Shelter or Rescue (Copy of foster care agreement must be sighted)||6.50||6.50|
FULL FEE: Cat not included in above
To qualify for the reduced registration fee you must provide documentary proof or complete a statutory declaration.
STATE GOVERNMENT LEVY
A State Government Levy is applied to all dog and cat registrations and is primarily used to fund responsible pet ownership education programs. This fee is incorporated within your registration payment.