How to Register your Pet

All dogs and cats in Brimbank over 3 months old must be registered, microchipped, and desexed. You’ll need to provide copies of all relevant documents including desexing certificate and microchip number(s).

Read our Responsible Dog Owner's Guide and/or Responsible Cat Owner's Guide brochures

Register your Pet online:

Registrations are charged annually and they must be renewed by 10 April each year.

Pensioner Discount

If you're an eligible pension cardholder (not a Health Care Card - HCC), you get 50% off pet registration. You'll need to provide a photo or scanned copy of your pension card.

You can also visit one of our Customer Service Centres to Register your Pet.

Cat and Dog Registration Fees

Cats

Standard fee

Cats exempt under the Domestic Animals Act 1994 from any requirement to be microchipped and desexed.

$78.00

Any one or combination of the following:

  • microchipped and desexed
  • over 10 years old
  • or member of applicable organisation – proof must be provided for all relevant criteria.

$29.00

Animal tag fee

Lost your animal tag? Use our online tag replacement form.

$9.00 

As of 10th of October, Council will charge half of the listed fee above for all NEW animal registrations that expire on 9th April on the following year.

Dogs

Standard fee

Dogs exempt under the Domestic Animals Act 1994 from any requirement to be microchipped and desexed.

$168.00

Any one or combination of the following:

$54.00

Any one of the following:

  • Service dogs e.g. guide dogs, state or commonwealth dogs, customs dogs, or medical dogs
  • Greyhounds registered with Greyhound Racing Victoria (doesn’t include GAP dogs).
Free
(tag fee only)

Restricted breed dog; declared dangerous or menacing dog; guard dogs kept on non-residential properties
and dogs trained to attack.

$295.00

Animal tag fee

Lost your animal tag? Use our online tag replacement form.

$9.00

As of 10th of October, Council will charge half of the listed fee above for all NEW animal registrations that expire on 9th April on the following year.

How do I register Multiple Pets and/or other Pets?

Multiple Pet Permits

You need a multiple pet permit if you have:

  • More than two cats
  • More than two dogs
  • More than six (6) different species of animal;
  • Any agricultural animal unless the land is securely fenced and has a minimum size of 2 hectares for the first animal and a further 0.5 hectares for each additional animal.
  • More than the maximum number of animals (see table below);

Use our Excess Pet Permit Application Form.

Keeping a Cockatoo or a Galah

You need a permit to keep a cockatoo or galah in Brimbank. Only the Sulphur Crested Cockatoo and Galah can be held without an Advanced Wildlife Licence.

 

Keeping Pigeons

See table on this page for amount allowed.

 

Animal

Non-farming land:
Maximum number allowed without a permit

Farming land: 
Maximum number allowed
without a permit

Maximum allowed in a multi-residential
development (multi-story apartment blocks, townhouses, units)    

Dogs

2

6 2

Cat

2

4 2

Pigeon (racing)

60

100 Not permitted

Pigeon (other than racing)

10

20

Not permitted

Poultry (chickens, ducks, geese,
peafowl, pheasant, guinea fowl, turkey)

10

No limit

Not permitted

Roosters

Not permitted

20

Not permitted

Birds other than specified 

60 100 5
Agricultural Animal
(goat, sheep, pigs, horses, cattle, livestock)

Not permitted

Amount of animals is related to property size;
must be a minimum size of 2 hectares for the first animal and a
further 0.5 hectares for each additional animal.

Not permitted

Desexing/Sterilisation Exemptions

Your dog or cat may be exempt from desexing if:

  • You have written advice from your vet that your animal’s health will be negatively impacted if desexed
  • You're a current member of an Applicable Organisation
  • You conduct a registered domestic animal business under which dogs or cats are used for breeding purposes
  • It is a working or farm dog
  • It is a dangerous dog, kept as a guard dog for non-residential premises
  • It is a dangerous dog that has undergone protection training in accordance with any relevant Code of Practice made under section 59 of the Domestic Animals Act
What if my Pet has passed away?

If you’ve paid your registration fee and your pet passes away, there are two options:

  • If you're going to adopt another pet, we can transfer paid fees to the new animal. You may wish to have the tag replaced at a cost of $9.
  • You can apply in writing for paid registration fees to be refunded before 30 June of current registration year only.