All cats and dogs over the age of three months must be microchipped and registered with the Shire. Pet registration is due by 10 April every year. Please register your new pet as soon as possible.
Information on pet registration, desexing, micro-chipping, dog leash free areas, responsible pet ownership and confinement of animals in the Mornington Peninsula Shire.
Our Community Animal Shelter houses many animals. Call us on 1300 850 600 or 5950 1000 (during business hours) to arrange to be reunited with your pet.
Information about foxes, rabbits, barking dogs, loaning of cat cages swooping birds, possums and snakes.
Choosing a new pet for your family is an exciting time and by choosing the adoption option you are giving a new home to an animal in need. The dogs and cats shown below are currently looking for their new forever homes and would love to have you visit.
The Mornington Peninsula Shire Community Animal Shelter & Pound has been caring for cats, dogs and the occasional livestock for more than 30 years. The Shelter and Pound are open to the public by appointment 363 days per year.
Check how many animals or birds you can keep on your property including: dogs, chickens, sheep, goats, cats, etc.
You may not drive or graze livestock on any road or roadside area without a permit from the Shire.
Wildlife is a common sight on the Peninsula and seals occasionally visit our beaches. Learn more about what you can do it you see injured wildlife or wildlife that is in danger.
Our 2017-2021 Domestic Animal Management Plan is our strategic approach to the delivery of animal management services across our Shire over the next four years.
If you are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can contact us through the National Relay Service.
Visit: National Relay Service
TTY/voice calls: 133 677 Speak and listen: 1300 555 727 SMS relay: 0423 677 767
Please be aware that CCTV cameras are in operation at a number of Shire buildings, including municipal offices, recreation centres and youth centres.
Mornington Peninsula Shire acknowledges and pays respect to the Boon Wurrung / Bunurong people, the traditional custodians of these lands and waters.