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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.


Did you know?

  • Owners of dogs and cats currently registered with Council are required to renew their registration by April 10 each year
  • Dogs and cats registered for the first time with Council must be implanted with a microchip
  • Registered pets are issued with with a unique number which must be worn at all times when outside your property
  • Failure to apply or renew the registration of your dog or cat may result in an infringement notice being issued per pet


Registering your pet for the first time?

To register your pet, please follow these steps:

  1. Download and fill out the Pet Registration form
  2. Include your pet's microchip number and certificate
  3. Submit your application to (postal addresses included in form)


Do you qualify for a concession?

  • A reduced fee may apply if your dog or cat meets the requirements set by the State Government
  • Eligible pensioners are also entitled to a reduced registration fee
  • To qualify for a reduced fee you must provide documentation or complete a statutory declaration


A committment 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 2020 to 10 April 2021)

Dog Category





REDUCED FEE (See FAQ below for reduced fees) 64.00 32.00
Initial registration and dog under 12 months of age (Proof of age required) 7.50 7.50
Formal Foster Dog - Fostered through registered Pound, Shelter or Rescue (Copy of foster care agreement must be sighted) 7.50 7.50
Guide Dog or Government Dog No Fee No Fee
Dog – declared dangerous, restricted breed and menacing 660.00 660.00
FULL FEE: Dog not included in above 198.00 99.00


Cat category





REDUCED FEE (See FAQ below for reduced fees) 58.50 29.25
Initial registration and cat under 12 months of age (Proof of age required) 7.50 7.50
Formal Foster Cat - Fostered through registered Pound, Shelter or Rescue (Copy of foster care agreement must be sighted) 7.50 7.50

FULL FEE: Cat not included in above

198.00 99.00




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 $4.60.

Last Updated:

Friday, 27 May, 2016 - 10:42