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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)

Dog Category

Fee 

$

Concession

$

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

 

Cat category

Fee 

$

Concession

$

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

170.00 85.00

 

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.

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.
    • Cats Victoria 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 visit Council in person.

    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 in person, 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 $4.60.

Last Updated:

Friday, 27 May, 2016 - 10:42