Register a Domestic Animal

All dogs and cats three months of age or older must be microchipped and registered. The owner of a dog or cat who fails the register his/her animal may be liable to an on-the-spot fine for each unregistered animal.

The Domestic Animals Act 1994 states "where the owner of a dog or cat is under the age of 18 years, the parent or guardian of that person is deemed to be the owner". A child's dog or cat must be registered in the parent's or guardian's name.

Before you start you should know

When completing your Pets registration, please make sure you provide the correct and relevant documents including:

  • Proof of microchip
  • Desexing certificate
  • Concession details (if applicable)

Please note: if a copy of all relevant documents are not provided, this may prevent you from receiving a reduced fee or we may not be able to accept your registration.

Application fees

What you need to apply

  • Documentation relating to microchip/desexing/VCA registration/age/exemptions for new registrations
  • Copy of your Pension Card if any (photo or scanned/photocopy)
  • A credit card to make the payment

    It will take approximately 6-8 weeks for your lifelong tag to arrive in the post.

    This form takes about 15 minutes to complete.

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    Registration Details
    Enter 0 if you do not have a cat/dog.
    Number of dogs
    Number of cats

    An additional permit is required to keep more than 2 cats and/or 2 dogs in non-farmland areas, and 4 cats and/or 6 dogs in farmland areas. If you do not already have one, a link to the excess pet permit application form will be provided at the end of this form.

    If the following information is not correct, please check the microchip number, and enter it again above.
    Animal information
    maximum 12 characters.
    Date of birth
    Select information you want printed on your pet's tag. The animal's name and your name / address / phone number in contact information provided in this registration will be used.