Registering Your Pet

Cat and dog

All dogs and cats aged three months or older in Monash must be registered and microchipped.

Registrations must be renewed annually by 10 April. If you do not register a pet, you may be subject to a fine.

2020/2021 renewal notices will be distributed in mid-March 2020.

New registration

If you have more than 2 cats and/or 2 dogs, then prior to registration you will need to obtain an additional animal permit under the Local Law. For further information refer to the Additional animal permit page.

Restricted breed dogs can only be registered if they were in Victoria prior to 1 September 2010 or registered with another Council in Victoria prior to 30 September 2011. Read more: Restricted breed dog registration.

How do I register my cat or dog?

Animal registration fees (pdf, 431KB)

Online

Prepare supporting documentation and apply online:

New Cat/Dog Registration

Mail

Fill in and complete Animal Registration Form 2020/21 (pdf, 618KB)

Mail with all supporting documentation to:

City of Monash
PO Box 1
GLEN WAVERLEY VIC 3150

In person

Visit Council's Customer Service Centre. You will also need your supporting documentation.

Renew existing registration

2020/21 renewal notices will be distributed in mid-March 2020. If you have not received your animal registration renewal notice, please phone us on 9518 3555.

You can renew your animal registration online:

Renew dog registration

Renew cat registration

To register a pet from another Council please use the options above to apply for a Monash registration. You should apply for a refund from the original Council.

Reduced fees are available for any new animal registrations received from 10 October to 9 April each year.

For more information, please phone us on 9518 3555.

Registration fees

Registration fees 2020/21 are $48.90 for dogs and $41.60 for cats who fulfil one or more of the following criteria:

  • Desexed
  • Over 10 years old
  • Member of an applicable organisation
  • Obedience trained/a working stock dog

Animal registration fees (pdf, 431KB)

Concession rates 2020/21

Holders of a pension concession card, war widow entitlement or TPI* enhancements, will pay $60.10 (dogs) and $51 (cats) for the maximum fee, or $20 (dogs) and $17.10 (cats) for the reduced fee. This does not include health care cards or senior cards.

*Totally & Permanently Incapacitated Ex-Servicemen & Women(TPI)

Proof of concession must be supplied.

For a full list of fees and criteria for concession entitlements please check Animal registration fees (pdf, 431KB)

Satisfactory proof that your pet is eligible for the lower fee must be supplied along with your application.

You may be exempt from registration fees if your animal fulfils one of the following criteria:

  • Greyhounds (currently registered with Greyhound Control Board)
  • Working guide dogs and puppies.
  • Government dogs exempt under section 8 Domestic Animals Act 1994

Dogs declared dangerous or menacing are not eligible for the concession or reduced rate and so the maximum fee applies.

Microchipping

Cats and dogs must be registered and microchipped by 3 months of age.

Microchipping is mandatory and satisfactory proof,a certificate signed and dated by a registered vet or by a licensed agent certified to undertake microchipping,is required.

The National Pet Register is Australia's largest not-for-profit pet identification service, run by The Lost Dogs' Home.

The National Pet Register reunites more than 23,000 lost pets with their owners every year. Make sure your pet is micro-chipped by a National Pet Register agent.

Desexing

Desexed animals are less likely to wander, spray to mark territory, and be aggressive.

Pets from 8 weeks of age can be desexed by a vet, and most fully recover within 24 hours.

Replacement tags for your pet

Your animal identification tag is a lifetime tag. You will not be issued a new tag every time your animal’s registration is renewed.

It is mandatory for an animal to be wearing an identification tag. If you need a replacement tag phone 9518 3555. You can also visit us at the Civic Centre in Glen Waverley or the Service Centre in Oakleigh.

Refund of current animal registration fees

Council may consider a 50% refund of your current animal registration fee up to, but not after 30 June each year, if:

  • your pet has died, or
  • you have moved outside of Monash Council area.

Please complete the form below and return to Council if you wish to request a refund of your current pet registration fee.

Animal Registration Refund Application (pdf, 900KB)

Supporting documentation (animal registration)

Dog obedience certificate - the following organisations have been approved by the Minister for Agriculture as approved obedience training organisations, in accordance with the requirements of Section 5B of the DA Act.

  • Australian Association of Professional Dog Trainers Inc.
  • The Gentle Dog Trainers Association Inc.
  • Dogs Victoria
  • Four Paws K9 Training

Cat/Dog registered with an applicable organisation - owner must be a current member (proof of registration and membership must be provided).

Applicable organisations:

  • Australia National Cats Inc.
  • Dogs Victoria
  • Feline Control Council (Victoria) Inc.
  • The Governing Council of the Cat Fancy Australia and Victoria

Other documents:

  • Microchip proof letter (from Vet or national pet records)
  • Pension Concession Card, War Widow entitlement or Special Rate Veterans. (Health Care Cards and Seniors Cards are not included).
  • Desexing certificate (from Vet)
  • Vet Certificate if over 10, for new registrations
  • Certificate for Greyhound Adoption Program (GAP)

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Last updated: 02 April 2020