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Pet Registration

All cats and dogs aged 3 months and over must be registered.

Cats cannot be registered unless they are microchipped and desexed (proof must be provided).  

Dogs cannot be registered unless they are microchipped (proof must be provided).

This includes dogs and cats moving to Latrobe City from another council, which requires completion of the below form:

Proof includes:

  • Desexing certificate (required)
  • Microchipping certificate (required)
  • Pension card (if applicable)
  • Animal membership card and pedigree papers (if applicable for desexing exemption)

Renewing pet registration

All dogs and cats must be microchipped (proof required) when renewing an existing registration.

Registration fees are due by 10 April each year.

Renewable lifetime registration tags are now used. This means that you will not receive a new tag every year with your animal registration reminder.

Cancelling or updating registration for pet registered in Latrobe City

Pet Registration Cancel or Update Details form

This form cannot be used to request the transfer of ownership for your pet or changing your name.

Phone 1300 367 700 or email Latrobe@latrobe.vic.gov.au to advise us of the reference or tag number of your pet to ensure you do not receive reminder notices.

You can apply for a pro-rata refund if pet is deceased or new owner has paid new registration with proof by completing the Local Laws Refund form.

New tag

If your animals tag is lost or damaged request a replacement tag at any service centre.

Registration fees

Registration fees for the 2024-2025 year will update on 1 July 2024.
 

Description Fee Pensioner Concession Fee (health care card not accepted)
Desexed and microchipped (first time registration) $49.00 $24.50
Microchipped cat kept for breeding by the proprietor of a domestic animal business conducted on a registered premises $49.00 $24.50
Microchipped cat registered with an applicable organisation: See list below $49.00 $24.50
Microchipped cat (renewal only) $49.00 $24.50

 Dogs

Description  Fee  Pensioner Concession Fee (healthcare card not accepted)
Desexed and microchipped dog (first time registration) $49.00 $24.50
Microchipped dog kept for breeding by the proprietor of a domestic animal business conducted on a registered premises $49.00 $24.50
Microchipped dog registered with an applicable organisation: See list below $49.00 $24.50
Microchipped dog over 10 years old $49.00 $24.50
Microchipped working dog $49.00 $24.50
Guide dog $0 $0
Assistance dog as defined in the Domestic Animals Act 1994. $0 $0
Microchipped dog not desexed - renewal and first time registration. $137.00 $69.00
Mircochipped restricted breed, menacing, declared dangerous dog $224.00 No concession entitlements

Applicable Organisation

  • Dogs Victoria
  • Master Dog Breeders & Associates
  • Game Management Authority
  • Australian National Cats Inc
  • Feline Control Council (Victoria) Inc
  • The Governing Council of the Cat Fancy Australia and Victoria Inc
  • Responsible Pet Breeders Australia

Domestic animal businesses

Domestic animal business renewal or new application to conduct a business $270 No concession entitlement. Extra fee payable annually at time of audit - $27 per adult animal audited.

Pensioner concession

Current Centrelink Pensioner Concession cardholders are eligible for a 50% discount off dog/cat registration fees. Present your current card when paying. Holders of healthcare cards are not eligible for this discount.

The state government levy of $4.39 for dog registration and $4.39 for cat registration, is primarily used to fund responsible pet ownership educational programs.

Applying for Assistance Dog zero fee registration

Do you live with a disability and require the help of an assistance dog? If so, you may be eligible to receive free registration for your assistance dog.
 
Under the Domestic Animals Act 1994, Council can consider a zero dollar registration for an assistance dog with proof of the following;
 

  • The applicant has a disability that necessitates an assistance dog
  • The assistance dog is trained to alleviate the effect(s) of the disability
  • The assistance dog has completed obedience training provided by a dog trainer
  • The assistance dog is at least 12 months old
  • The assistance dog is desexed.

Our First Time Application Animal Registration of Assistance Dog form is in place to assist applicants in ensuring they meet eligibility criteria prior to applying.

Full information on the new Assistance Dog registration scheme can be found here.

Unregistered pet fines

 Offence  Fine
Registered cat or dog not wearing council identification marker $96
Unregistered dog or cat wearing council identification marker $96
Person removing, altering or defacing identification marker $96
Dog or cat on private property after notice served $96
Cat at large or not securely confined in restrictive district $96
Dog or cat creating a nuisance $96
Dog or cat in a prohibited place $192
Greyhound not adequately muzzled or not controlled by chain, cord or leash $288
Not complying with notice to abate nuisance $288
Dog at large or not securely confined at daytime $288
Dog at large or not securely confined at night $385
Failure to apply to register a dog or cat $385

If the owner is a minor, the owner's parent or guardian is responsible for the dog/cat. proof of sterilisation/microchip and/or Dogs Victoria/Feline Control Council is required.

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