Animal registration

New Registrations

All cats and dogs from 12 weeks of age need to be registered and permanently implanted with a microchip.

Applications can be completed online here

A lifetime tag and registration number will be posted following acceptance of an on-line registration application.

Unless specific exemptions apply, the life time tag must be worn on the pet's collar when not confined to the owner’s property.  Lost or damaged tags can be replaced by request at one of Council’s offices or by phoning Customer Service on 1300 656 564.

If you have recently relocated to the Moyne Shire and your dog or cat is currently registered with another municipality, you must still register with the Moyne Shire.  Moyne Shire will transfer a valid registration from another municipality free of charge.

Renewing your registration

Once registered, you will be sent a Registration Renewal in March each year. Animal registrations must be renewed by 10 April each year.

What does it cost?

Dogs

  • Full fee (payable if the animal meets none of the criteria listed below) 

$120 or $60 with a pensioners concession

  • Desexed dogs
  • Dog over 10 years old
  • Dog kept for breeding - must be registered with Dogs Victoria or Master Dog Breeders & Associates (MDBA)
  • Dog that has undergone obedience training that complies with the regulations
  • Dog kept for working stock - rural property

$40 or $20 with a pensioners concession

Cats

  • Full fee (payable if the animal meets none of the criteria listed below) 

$120 or $60 with a pensioners concession

  • Desexed cat
  • Cat over 10 years old
  • Cat kept for breeding - must be registered with Australian National Cats Inc., Feline Control Council (Vic) or The Governing council of the Cat Fancy Australia and Victoria Inc.  

$30 or $15 with a pensioners concession

 

Pro-Rata Fees

New registrations made after 10 October are half the annual registration fee.

Refund of fees

If a dog or cat that has been registered for the full year dies within six months of the commencement of the registration year, the owner is entitled to a refund of one-half the registration fee paid.