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:
|Dangerous dog fee
The dangerous dog category applies if your dog is a classified as a restricted breed dog (Animal Welfare Victoria).
You can get a reduction on the standard registration fee if your dog is:
The reduced fees for registering a dog are:
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).
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:
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).
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.
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.
What happens next?
After you submit your registration, a certificate of registration and identification tag will be mailed to you.