Register Your Pet

Pet Registration

You can now register your pet online! Use our Register a Domestic Animal form. It's easy! Or you can visit one of our Customer Service Centres.

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

We charge registrations annually and they must be renewed by 10 April each year. If you're an eligible pension card holder, you'll receive 50% off pet registration fees.

Life Long Tag

Grab a life long tag for your pet with our New/Replacement Life Long Tag Form. It's only $8.

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 are 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 $8.
  • You can apply in writing for paid registration fees to be refunded.

Note: per the animal registration form, fees are not refundable after 30 June.


Pet Registration Renewal

We send out registration renewal notice at the same time each year. If your details need updating, please complete the back of the renewal notice and return to us - via email, fax, mail or in person.

Pay your pet registration or animal permit renewal by

  • Using our Online Payment Gateway
  • BPAY - via phone or website of your financial institution (Biller Code: 134452. Reference no. for payment appears on your renewal notice)
  • In person at our Customer Service Centres
  • In person at Australia Post using cash, credit/debit card, cheque, or EFTPOS
  • Using Australia Post PostBillPay or 13 18 16
    • Billpay Code: 2325
      Reference no. for payment appears on your renewal notice
  • By posting a cheque or money order to:

Brimbank City Council
Rates and Payments
PO Box 70
Sunshine 3020 


Your dog or cat may be exempt from desexing if:

  • You have written advice from your vet that the animal’s health will be negatively impacted if de-sexed.
  • You are a current member of an applicable organisation and the animal is registered with that organization (current membership and pedigree certificates must be provided).
  • You conduct a domestic animal business under which dogs or cats are used for breeding purposes.
  • 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.
  • It is a working or farm dog.


Pet Registration Fees



Microchipped and Sterilised


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


Life-long tag fee

Lost your life-long tag? Use our online tag replacement form.





Microchipped and sterilised


Microchipped or sterilised and over 10 years of age


Working Dogs/VCA Registered


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


Restricted Breed/Dangerous/Menacing Dog


Custom Dog (tag fee only)


Life-long tag fee

Lost your life-long tag? Use our online tag replacement form.


Greyhounds registered with Greyhound Racing Victoria (doesn’t include GAP dogs)


Guide Dogs/Customs Dogs


Multiple Pet Permits

Apply for:

  1. If you have more than six (6) different species of animal;
  2. More than the maximum number of animals (see table below);
  3. For 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.



Non-farming land:
Maximum number allowed
without a permit





Pigeon (racing)


Pigeon (other than racing)


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



not permitted

You can find out more about our Animal Services in ArabicVietnamese or Cantonese or call our Customer Service Centre on 03 9249 4000.