Register a dog or cat

If you have a dog or cat that is three months of age or older, it must be registered with Nillumbik Shire Council. 

You will need to renew your registration by 10 April each year.

To register your pet, you will need to show proof that:

  • your dog has been microchipped
  • your cat has been microchipped and desexed.

Dog registration fees

The standard fees for registering a dog are:

Category Standard fee  Concession fee
Standard fee  $200  $100
Dangerous dog fee  $385  NA

The dangerous dog category applies if your dog is a classified as a restricted breed dog (Animal Welfare Victoria).

Fee reductions

You can get a reduction on the standard registration fee if your dog is:

 The reduced fees for registering a dog are:

Category  Standard fee Concession fee
Reduced fee $52 $26

You will need to provide proof of all relevant criteria (for example a sterilisation certificate) to get the fee reduction.

You cannot get a reduced fee for a restricted breed dog (Animal Welfare Victoria).

Fee exemptions

You can only get a fee exemption if your dog is a:

  • Guide Dog
  • State Dog
  • Commonwealth Dog

You will still need to register your dog, but no fee will apply. You will need to provide proof to receive the exemption.

Which fee applies to me?

To calculate the fees applicable for your dog, see the pet registration fee calculator below.

Cat registration fees

The standard fees for registering a cat are:

Standard fee  Concession fee
$52 $26

Concessions

If you hold an eligible concession card, you can get the concession rate for your pet registration. You must hold one of the following cards:

  • Pensioner Concession Card
  • Veterans' Affairs Gold Card (given for TPI, War Widow, EDA or POW).

Desexing exemptions

You can only get an exemption from desexing if your cat is:

You will need to provide proof to receive the exemption.

Transfer from another council

If you have moved from a different council area in Victoria, you can transfer your registration to Nillumbik Shire Council. 

Category Standard fee  Concession fee
Transfer $10.50 NA

You will need to provide proof of current registration, including a receipt for payment for the current year.

Part year registrations

Registration fees are charged annually. The registration period starts on 10 April and ends on 9 April the following year.

If you register your cat or dog part way through the registration period, we will only charge you for the remaining part of that period.

Pet registration fee calculator

Use our calculator to determine which fees apply for your pet's registration.

How to register your pet

Follow the steps below to submit your pet registration using our online form.

Online

Step 1.Prepare your information

Have digital copies of evidence of desexing and microchipping with you. If you are entitled to a concession, have your pensioner number with you.

Step 2.Have your credit card ready

Please note we do not accept Diners Club and American Express 

Step 3.Submit the online form

Register your dog or cat

In person

Please note: the quickest and easiest way to register your pet is online. Only follow the steps below if you are unable to submit your registration electronically. 

Step 1.Prepare relevant certificates 

This includes microchipping and desexing documentation.

Step 2.Attend the customer service desk 

The Civic Centre
34 Civic Drive
Greensborough

Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Closed public holidays

Step 3.Complete the Animal Registration form

You can find copies at the customer service desk, or download and print the form here.

Step 4.Pay

Pay with cash, cheque, money order, EFTPOS, Mastercard or Visa. Please note we do not accept Diners Club and American Express

Mail

Please note: the quickest and easiest way to register your pet is online. Only follow the steps below if you are unable to submit your registration electronically. 

Step 1.Complete an Animal Registration form

Download and print the Animal Registration form(PDF, 289KB)

OR

Call customer service 03 9433 3111 and we will send you an Animal Registration form

Step 2.Prepare supporting documentation

This includes microchipping and desexing certificates

Step 3.Prepare a cheque or money order

Payable to "Nillumbik Shire Council" and crossed "Not Negotiable" 

Step 4.Mail your completed form

Nillumbik Shire Council
PO Box 476
Greensborough VIC 3088

What happens next?

After you submit your registration, a certificate of registration and identification tag will be mailed to you.