Pet registration

1.Overview

All cats and dogs over the age of three months must be microchipped and registered with the Shire. Cats that are three months of age and older, but less than 10 years, must also be de-sexed. Pet registration is due by 10 April every year.  Please register your new pet as soon as possible (see below). Visit our section De-sexing & Microchipping.

Please note: proof of animal de-sexing and microchipping must be submitted with the completed registration form (including signatures where required) and payment.

Download and complete:  Pet Registration Form 2017 - 2018(PDF, 1MB)

Pay online by visiting iPeninsula.

2.Cat and dog registration fees

  • You must renew your animal registration by the 10th of April every year
  • We mail out animal renewal notices mid-March every year
  • If your details have changed, you no longer reside in the Peninsula Shire or your animal is no longer with you please let us know.
  • Please renew your Pet’s registration before the 10th of April to avoid a late notice.

Dogs:

Standard Fees  Pension Fees*
  • De-sexed - $39 (includes $3.50 State Gov. Levy)
  • Not de-sexed - $180 (includes $3.50 State Gov. Levy)
  • Over 10 years old - $39 (includes $3.50 State Gov. Levy)
  • De-sexed - $39 (includes $3.50 State Gov. Levy)
  • Not de-sexed - $180 (includes $3.50 State Gov. Levy)
  • Over 10 years old - $39 (includes $3.50 State Gov. Levy)

*Pension Fees are offered to residents who have an approved pension card issued by the Department of Social Security or the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Cats:

 Standard Fees
 Pension Fees*
  • De-sexed (compulsory) - $37 (includes $2 State Gov. Levy)
  • Over 10 years old - $37 (includes $2 State Gov. Levy)
  • De-sexed (Compulsory) - $19.50 (includes $2 State Gov. Levy)
  • Over 10 years old - $19.50 (includes $2 State Gov. Levy)

All cats must be microchipped and de-sexed.

3.Why should I register my pet?

Registering your dog or cat greatly improves their chances of being returned to you if they become lost. Registering pets at three months or earlier ensures that they are even more likely to be returned to you. 

Pet registration fees go towards providing a whole range of other important services including leash-free areas, education to prevent dog attacks, responsible pet ownership information and education, the ‘Peninsula Pet Expo’  and free POO-ch Pouches.

The Domestic Animals Act 1994 says that all cats and dogs over the age of three months must be microchipped and registered with Council. The maximum fine for failing to register your pet is more than $2,400.

4.Registration for new pets

First time pet registration fees MUST be paid in person at any of our Customer Service Centres as proof of de-sexing and microchipping will need to be viewed.

Once registration fees have been paid, you will be issued with an identification disc that you must attach to your pet's collar.

5.Changing your Pet Registration Details

If you have moved houses within the Shire or moved to a different municipality, you will need to change your pet’s registration details. Also contact Central Animal Records on: 03 9706 3187 to update your details for your pet's microchip.

Update your pet registration details by contacting us on 1300 850 600 or 5950 1000 or by email animal.registration@mornpen.vic.gov.au

6.Replacement Pet Discs

If your pet has lost its registration disc, call us on 1300 850 600 or 5950 1000 to get a replacement disc, or you can visit any of our Customer Service Centres.

7.How many animals can I keep?

To ensure the welfare of pets, it is important that they are kept in a healthy environment. It is also important that neighbours are not inconvenienced by pets. For these reasons local law permits are required when there are more than a certain number of dogs or cats kept in a household. To view the local law in relation to keeping pets and animals on your property, please visit Our Local Laws section. 

The number of animals permitted on a property depends on the size and location of the property. Please see the Keeping of Animals Table(PDF, 63KB) to determine how many animals may be allowed to be kept on a residential property. A permit will be required to keep more animals. The application fee is $50 per property, plus the appropriate pet registration fees, should the permit be granted.

A permit for keeping additional animals on your property may be applied for by completing the General Purposes Local Law Application Form. If you do not have a permit for excess animals, Shire Rangers may take further action.

Please call Customer Service on 1300 850 600 or email customerservice@mornpen.vic.gov.au for more information on any pet or livestock related questions.

Download: Application to Surrender Dog or Cat(PDF, 46KB)