Registering cats and dogs

We have extended the due date for animal registration renewals to 10 June 2020.

Your dog or cat must be microchipped and registered with municipality they live in if they are over 3 months old. You can be fined if you do not register your cat or dog.

Register your cat or dog(DOCX, 31KB)

Renew your annual pet registration

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

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 address or deceased pet notification

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 we need a completed form and documentation (for microchipping, de-sexing etc.) and will charge you a transfer fee of $6.

Pet registration tags: how to order a new one?

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 the tag is damaged or lost you can replace it for $6.

Pet numbers: how many cats and dogs you can have at home?

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).

Buying and selling pets

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

Update a pet’s ownership details(PDF, 29KB)

Update your address details(PDF, 27KB)

Registration fees

Per dog

My dog is ... Fee | Pension rate

De-sexed and microchipped

$21.55 | $11.80

Not de-sexed

$60.55 | $31.30

10+ years old (proof required)

$21.55 | $11.80

Under 6 months old

$21.55 | $11.80

Restricted breeds


Dogs declared dangerous


Per cat

My cat is ... Fee | Pension rate

De-sexed and microchipped

$18.55 | $10.30

Not de-sexed

$51.55 | $26.80

10+ years old (proof required)

$18.55 | $10.30

Under 6 months old

$18.55 | $10.30

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, send us a photocopy of your pension or concession card with your registration form.

Reduced rates for organisational registration

You are eligible for a reduced fee if your pet(s) are registered with one of the organisations below:

  • 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.

Contact us

For more information, please call our Animal Management Team on 9490 4222.