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Animal Fees and Fines

Registering your cats and dogs

Registration of domestic animals is required under the Domestic Animals Act 1994.

 

All dogs aged 3 months of age or older must be registered. Registration renewal is due on 10 April each year, and renewal notices are sent out automatically. For details on how to pay, please go to our Pay online page.

 

To register your pet for the first time you need to complete an Animal Registration form, which is available on our Find a form page. Complete this form and bring it into the nearest Council service centre, along with your payment and documents as required on the form. 

 

Animal registration fees and classifications - valid 11 April 2016 to 10 April 2017

 

Dog Cat   Classification/Description   Amount
U 1 Unsterilised male/female animal $163.00
W - Working dog $29.00
B 4 Animals kept for breeding (registered with Council) $55.00
P 6 Pensioner unsterilised male/female animal   $82.00
D Pensioner desexed animal and registered before 10 April 2013 $27.20
A    Dog or Cat over 10 years age     $55.00
Sterilised male/female animal   $55.00
Registered with an Applicable Association $29.00
- Dog Obedience Certificate  $55.00
Dog or Cat which is microchipped and registered before 10 April 2013 $55.00
PMS    Pensioner Microchipped and Desexed    $14.50
MS    Microchipped and Desexed   $29.00

 

On the spot fines

 

 

Offence

 

On the Spot Fine

Maximum Fine
Not Registering Dog/Cat  $311.00 $3109.00
Not Renewing Dog/Cat Registration    $311.00    $3109.00
No registration tag on the collar  $78.00 $311.00
Dog in a public place not under the effective control of a competent person - day  $233.00 $933.00
Dog in a public place not under the effective control of a competent person - night  $311.00 $1555.00
Dog defecating in a public place without removal  $100  $500.00
Nuisance Dog/Cat  $78.00 $466.00
Dog attack (*Not serious injury by non dangerous dog) 

  *$389.00

$1555.00
Cat at large in Restricted District $78.00 $466.00

 

 

Animals registered with other organisations

 

Description   Comments    
Greyhounds    Greyhounds that are registered with Greyhound Racing Victoria do not have to be permanently identified (i.e. wear Council tags) and are not subject to a registration fee with council while they are registered for racing purposes. Owners and dogs must be registered with Greyhound Racing Victoria. Owners must produce a current GRV members card. Council registration fees apply to greyhounds that do not meet the above criteria. Greyhounds bought as pets through the Greyhound Adoption Program are exempt from wearing muzzles in public. Further information can be obtained from Greyhound Racing Victoria .    
Purebred dogs    Owners and dogs must be registered with the Victorian Canine Association Inc. to receive discounts on their registration fees for unsterilised animals. Owners must produce a current VCA members card. Further information can be obtained from the VCA website www.vca.org.au     
Cross-bred VCA Registered    A cross-bred dog can be registered with the V.C.A. as an "Associate". Any dog which applies for Associate registration with the VCA must be sterilised before registration is granted. Further information can be obtained from the VCA website www.vca.org.au     
Purebred cats    Owners and cats must be registered with the Feline Control Council Inc. (FCC) to receive discounts on their registration fees for unsterilised animals. Owners must produce a current FCC members card.

 

 

 

 

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