Registering your dog or cat greatly improves their chances of being returned to you if they become lost. All dogs and cats must be registered with us from 3 months of age.
If your pet is not registered, register them online or download and submit a Pet Registration Form.
If you are transferring your animal registration from another Municipality within Victoria please provide a receipt as proof of payment with all relevant documentation in addition to the Animal Registration Form.
Council sends an Animal Registration Renewal Notice each year when your pet registration is due for renewal. The fee must be paid by 9 April each year, regardless of when you have paid your initial registration fee.
If you do not receive a Registration Renewal Notice please contact Council via email email@example.com for further information.
Fill out the form below to update your animal registration details.
A range of registration fees apply depending on if you are eligible for reduced fees, or hold a pension card.
If you are registering your pet for the first time, we charge a pro-rata rate according to the time of year when you register.
All registrations are due for renewal on 9 April each year, and must be full year registrations.
To see the full list of current pet registration fees, download the Pet Registration Form.
State Government legislation requires that all pets being registered for the first time, or transferring from another council are microchipped before registration.
When you move into the City of Whittlesea, you must apply to register your pet with us by submitting an application form. If you provide a receipt as proof that your animal is currently registered with another Council in Victoria, there will be no fee for the transfer.
Please note: if your dog is not microchipped, your dog must be microchipped prior to submitting an application form.
Owners of unregistered pets face an on-the-spot fine, or may face legal proceedings and have to pay a court imposed penalty.
If your pet has passed away or you've moved outside of the City of Whittlesea, you must notify us to update your animal registration details.
If you take over ownership of a cat or dog that is already registered in the City of Whittlesea, complete and submit our Change of ownership form.
This will ensure you do not need to re-register your new pet.
You may be entitled to a registration refund if your pet cat or dog has died or you have had to surrender it to the Epping Animal Welfare Facility.
All applications must be in writing either by letter or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Include your pet’s name, animal number or tag number and the address.
If your pet has passed away please attach a copy of a vet report or a statutory declaration confirming the date of death.
If your animal was surrendered to the Epping Animal Welfare Facility please attach a copy of the release form.
Once the application is received it may take up to 3 weeks to receive a refund cheque.