In Victoria, legislation requires that all dogs and cats more than three months of age must be microchipped and registered with their local Council.
Registering your pet online for the first time
Apply online to register your pet for the first time.
If you have more than two dogs or two cats, a permit is required. For further information, please visit Pet Ownership Restrictions.
Not-For-Profit (Initial registration - Up to 12 months or part there of) for adopted pets
If you provide proof of purchase from a not-for-profit animal welfare organisation you will receive an initial subsidised registration fee. Initial registration will be charged at $5.00. Full fee registration fees will be applicable for the following animal registration period commencing the 10 April every year.
You will still need to apply online. If you’re unable to apply online you can return a printed form(PDF, 626KB) in person at one of our service centres, to pay via cash, cheque or card.
||Discounted fees apply when proof of the following is provided: desexed; over 10 years old; for registered breeding purposes or due to veterinary advice; obedience training which complies with the regulations or registered with a Domestic Animal Business or applicable organisation.
||Dog that is not desexed or none of the above.
||Restricted breed dog; declared dangerous or menacing. No concession applies.
|Not for profit
||Dogs purchased from a registered welfare organisation.
||Guide dogs; State or Commonwealth Government dogs. Proof must be provided.
||Discounted fees apply when proof of the following is provided: desexed; over ten years old; for registered breeding purposes or due to veterinary advice; obedience training which complies with the regulations or registered with a Domestic Animal Business or applicable organisation.
||Cat that is not desexed or none of the above.
|Not for profit
||Cat purchased from a registered welfare organisation.
Renewing your pet registration
Renew your pet registration online using the Animal Number on your renewal notice. Alternatively you can visit one of our service centres to pay via cash, cheque or card.
Registration renewal payments must be made by 10 April each year. Failure to pay the registration renewal fee on time may result in a substantial fine.
Updating your details
Please make sure your details are up-to-date with Council:
- if you have moved house to another location in the City of Stonnington
- if you have moved out of the municipality
- if your pet is deceased or no longer owned by you.
You can notify us of any changes by contacting us on 8290 1333 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration fee refund
Please note that after 10 October each year, no refunds will be provided for deceased pets or pets that have moved outside of the municipality.
To apply for a refund please complete the refund form(PDF, 213KB) .
You can also read more information(PDF, 352KB) about the benefits of registering your pet and how your registration fees are used.