Registering cats and dogs

Your dog or cat must be microchipped and registered within the municipality they live in if they are over 3 months old. You may receive an infringement if you do not register your cat or dog.

Register

Your dog or cat registration and payment can be made online.

Register your new cat or dog online

Moving to Banyule with your pet: what to do about registration?

If you have registered your pet at another council for the current registration year, you can transfer it to Banyule. To do this you need to contact us and provide digital documentation when asked for, (a certificate of registration, microchipping, de-sexing etc.). A transfer fee of $6 is applied. 

If you are registering a Guide Dog, or working dog. You will be required to complete the exempt animal registration form(PDF, 146KB) if you require assistance registering your work dog. Please contact us on: 9490 4222 or email us on animalm@banyule.vic.gov.au

Change of pet ownership

If a registered pet changes ownership or if you buy or sell a registered pet, you need to update the owner details. Both the current owner and new owner need to sign the form. This helps to ensure that we take a roaming animal back to its correct owner.

Renewal

All dog and cat registrations expire on 9 April each year. We will notify you by 10 April to renew your pet registration.

Renew your dog or cat registration online

Tell us you have changed address

If you have changed address, remember to update your pet registration. We need your correct postal address to send out registration renewal reminder letters, and your street address to return roaming pets if we pick them up.

Change of pet ownership

If a registered pet changes ownership or if you buy or sell a registered pet, you need to update the owner details. Both the current owner and new owner need to sign the form. This helps to ensure that we take a roaming animal back to its correct owner.

Fees

Per dog

My dog is ... Fee | Pension rate

De-sexed and microchipped

$43.65 | $23.90

Not de-sexed

$123.15 | $63.65

10 years old (proof required)

$43.65 | $23.90

Under 6 months old

$43.65 | $23.90

Restricted breeds

$129.10

Dogs declared dangerous

$126.15


Per cat

My cat is ... Fee | Pension rate

De-sexed and microchipped

$37.65 | $20.90

Not de-sexed

$104.65 | $54.40

10 years old (proof required)

$37.65 | $20.90

Under 6 months old

$37.65 | $20.90


Reduced rates for pensioners and concession card holders

If you are a pensioner or concession card holder, you pay 50% of the relevant fee, plus the state government levy. Eligible cards are:

  • Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card
  • Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card
  • Department of Veterans' Affairs Repatriation Health Card specifying a War Widow TPI.

Owners of restricted, menacing or dangerous dogs do not receive a reduced fee.

Victorian Government levy for dogs or cats is $4.10 each.

To claim your concession, Please upload a copy of your concession card when asked while completing your online application.

Reduced rates for organisational registration

You are eligible for a reduced fee if your pet(s) are registered with one of the organisations below. If you fall into one of these categories please contact Council for further information

  • Dogs Victoria (owner must be registered with)
  • Australian National Cats Inc.
  • Feline Control Council of Victoria Inc.
  • The Governing Council of the Cat Fancy Australia and Victorian Inc.

Your pet must not be already receiving a reduced fee from Council.

Your pet registration dollars at work

Your registration fees help pay for our animal control services, including:

  • 24-hour emergency service
  • a pound/shelters for lost, stray and unwanted animals
  • community education.

Tags

We will send you a tag when you first register your pet. You must put the tag on your pet’s collar. This tag helps us to find the owners of pets that roam. If it needs replacing you can request a tag replacement online for for a fee of $6.

Pet numbers

You can have 2 cats and 2 dogs. If you want to have any more you need to apply for an excess animals permit(PDF, 363KB).

 

 

 

Contact us

For more information, please contact our Animal Management Team on animalm@banyule.vic.gov.au or call us on 9490 4222.