Collect a lost pet from Nillumbik Regional Pound

Nillumbik Regional Pound impounds and cares for lost, stray and unowned domestic animals found in Nillumbik or Banyule. The pound is managed by Nillumbik Shire Council. 

Animals must be collected within 8 days.

Our pound service for cats is managed by the Cat Protection Society of Victoria.

We also work with the Save a Dog Scheme.

Check lost and found animals

How to collect your pet from the pound

Before you visit

Step 1.Call us

Call 03 9433 3111

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
Closed public holidays.

Step 2.Pay release fee

An invoice will be e-mailed to you with details about the release fee and instructions on how to make payment online.

Pay release fee

Step 3.Book a time to collect your pet

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

Step 4.Bring proof of ownership

To collect your pet from the pound you will need to provide proof of ownership including:

  • proof of current pet registration
  • two forms of personal identification, one being photographic ID.

Unregistered pets

If your pet is unregistered, you will need to register your pet before collecting it.

Release fees

  • 0 days | $61
  • 1 day   | $96
  • 2 days | $131
  • 3 days | $166
  • 4 days | $201
  • 5 days | $236
  • 6 days | $271
  • 7 days | $306
  • 8 days | $341

The above amounts are correct as of 1 July 2024.

Opening hours

Nillumbik Regional Pound is open 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 8am-11:30am Saturday and Sunday. Closed Public Holidays.

Collection is by appointment only.