Lost and found animals

Nillumbik Regional Pound is located at 290-304 Yan Yean Road, Plenty (behind the Nillumbik Operations Centre)

PLEASE NOTE: due to health concerns related to COVID-19, residents are no longer able to visit the pound facility at the Operations Centre on Yan Yean Road. 

If your dog is in the pound and you would like to collect it, please call our Customer Service team on 9433 3111, Monday to Friday, 8.30am-5pm.

You will then need to pay the required pound fees by card over the phone. At this stage we regret that we will not be taking payment by any other means.

Once payment has been made, a Community Safety Officer will be in contact to arrange the return of your dog.

Dogs will not be returned over the weekend, but any weekend fees will be waived.

Proof of identity and dogs registration must be provided on collection.

Any information you can provide including:

  • when and where your pet was lost
  • a description of its breed
  • colouring and gender or
  • collar or identification your pet was wearing

...will help us reunite you with your pet.


Documentation you require to pickup your dog from the pound

  • Provide proof of current registration or pay for current registration at the pound
  • Provide two forms of personal identification, one being photographic ID
  • Pay the release fees by EFTPOS/Credit Card only.


Day 1                        $57          - Dog collected same day as impoundment
Day 2                        $88          - Dog collected after one night at the pound, fee is $31.50 for every consecutive night
Day 3                        $119.50
Day 4                        $151
Day 5                        $182.50
Day 6                        $214
Day 7                        $245.55
Day 8                        $277

Animals displayed are currently in the pound. "No image" means images are being uploaded or the owner has been notified about their missing pet.

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