Pet registration

Victorian legislation requires that all dogs and cats older than three months must be microchipped and registered with their local council.


Prepare your certificates

Ensure you have a digital copy of the relevant documents and certificates, such as proof of microchipping and desexing (if applicable).

Register and pay

Your fees will be calculated for you automatically. Please ensure you have a credit card to pay and finalise your registration online. 

Register online

Register in person

Alternatively, complete the Animal-Registration-2023.pdf(PDF, 291KB) form and bring it to one of our service centres to pay via cheque, credit card or EFTPOS. 

You'll require a permit if you have more than two dogs or cats. For more information, visit pet ownership restrictions.

Subsidised fee for pets adopted from welfare organisations

If you provide proof of purchase of your pet from a not-for-profit animal welfare organisation, you will receive a first-time subsidised registration fee of $5.

Full fees will apply for the following registration period, which begins on 10 April each year.


Use the Animal Number on your renewal notice to renew online.

Renew your pet registration online

Alternatively, visit one of our service centres to pay via cheque, credit card or EFTPOS.

Registration renewal payments must be made by 10 April each year. Failure to pay the fee on time may result in a substantial fine.


Reduced fees apply when proof of the following is provided:

  • desexed (Cat desexing is compulsory in Stonnington. Exemptions will only be made for cats for registered breeding purposes or due to veterinary advice.)
  • dogs trained by an approved obedience trainer
  • more than ten years of age
  • part of a Domestic Animal Business or applicable organisation.

Otherwise, full fees apply.


If you wish to claim a concession you must supply proof of your current Commonwealth Pensioner Concession Card or Department of Veteran Affairs Pensioner Concession Card.

Fee types

Reduced fee

  • Dog: $68.65
  • Cat: $43.55

Reduced fee pro rata (applications from 10 October)

  • Dog: $34.30
  • Cat: $21.50

Reduced fee concession (pensioner)

  • Dog: $34.30
  • Cat: $21.50

Reduced fee concession pro rata (pensioner, applications from 10 October)

  • Dog: $17.50
  • Cat: $11

Full fee

  • Dog: $210
  • Cat: $134

Full fee concession (pensioner)

  • Dog: $104
  • Cat: $68.65

Not-for-profit (purchased from registered welfare organisation)

  • Dog: $5
  • Cat: $5

Guide, hearing and assistance dogs(proof required): free

Registration of dangerous dog: $367

Registration of menacing dog: $315


Refunds for desexed pets will only be provided for pets desexed before 10 October each year or within six months of initial registration (proof required).

Please note that after 10 October each year, no refunds will be provided for deceased pets or pets that have moved outside the municipality for that registration period.

To apply for a refund, download and complete the registration refund form(PDF, 239KB).

Updating your details

Please make sure your details are up-to-date with Council if:

  • you have moved house to another location in Stonnington
  • you have moved out of the municipality
  • you have moved from a different municipality within Victoria
  • your pet is deceased or no longer owned by you.

You can notify us of any changes by contacting us at 03 8290 1333 or by emailing