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Make sure your pet’s details are up to date
Date of Issue: 
January 23, 2023
Make sure your pet’s details are up to date

Reuniting a lost cat or dog with their owner is far easier when pet registration details are kept up to date, so East Gippsland Council is calling on residents to ensure that their pet has a current registration tag.

All cats and dogs from three months of age must be registered by 10 April each year under Victorian legislation. Animal registration renewals are being sent out soon, so cat and dog owners are asked to make any necessary changes to registration details before Thursday 16 February.

New pets must be microchipped before being registered. Mayor, Cr Mark Reeves has called on all pet owners to do the right thing and keep their registration details and payments current.

“Registration fees help provide services for our pets, including education programs, the animal shelter, and monitoring of pet shops, boarding kennels and catteries to ensure that your pet is cared for properly,” Cr Reeves said.

“And a dog or cat is also far easier to reunite with its owner if it is registered and owner details are correct.”

Ownership and transfer forms are available at Council’s Customer Service Centres or its website.

To get renewal notices sent by email, visit

For a pet that is displaced or no longer with us, in cases of financial hardship, or for further information, contact Council’s Community Laws team on 5153 9500.

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