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Owners of unregistered pets face an on-the-spot fine, or may face legal proceedings and have to pay a court imposed penalty.

Registering your dog or cat greatly improves their chances of being returned to you if they become lost.

Register your pet

If your pet is not registered, download and submit a Pet Registration Form.

Renew your pet registration

We send you a letter each year when your pet registration is due for renewal. You must pay your renewal fee by 10 April, regardless of when you paid your previous registration fee.

Renew your animal registration online or visit the Civic Centre, 25 Ferres Boulevard, South Morang.

BPay or Australia Post Bill Pay

If you would like to pay using BPay or Australia Post Bill Pay, please note our biller codes:

  • BPay - biller code 293142
  • Billpay code - 0353 

Registration fees

A range of registration fees apply depending on if you are eligible for reduced fees, or hold a pension card.

If you are registering your pet for the first time, we charge a pro-rata rate according to the time of year when you register. However, all registrations are due for renewal on 10 April each year, and must be full year registrations. For current fees, refer to the application form.

Compulsory microchipping

State Government legislation requires that all pets being registered for the first time, or transferring from another council are microchipped before registration.

Registration tags

Registered animals are given a numbered identification tag that your pet must wear at all times, and can be attached to its collar. If your pet loses its identification marker, request a new one by calling us on 9217 2170 (fees may apply).

Owners of registered pets found without their tag face an on-the-spot fine or may face legal proceedings and have to pay a court imposed penalty.

Moving from another municipality

When you move into the City of Whittlesea, you must apply to register your pet with us by submitting an application form. If you provide a receipt as proof that your animal is currently registered with another Council in Victoria, there will be no fee for the transfer.

Please note: if your dog is not microchipped, your dog must be microchipped prior to submitting an application form.

Not renewing pet registration

If your pet has passed away or you've moved outside of the City of Whittlesea, you must notify us to update your animal registration details.

Change of animal owner

If you take over ownership of a cat or dog that is already registered in the City of Whittlesea, complete and submit our Change of ownership form.

This will ensure you do not need to re-register your new pet.