Pets provide many benefits including companionship, friendship and motivation to exercise.
All dogs and cats aged three months or older in Monash must be registered and microchipped. Registrations must be renewed annually by 10 April each year. If you do not register a pet, you may be subject to a fine.
Registration costs are $47 for dogs and $40 for cats that are desexed, with discounts available if you are a pensioner.
In 2015, Council introduced compulsory cat desexing for newly registered cats to reduce the number of stray cats wandering Monash streets.
2018/19 renewal notices are being distributed in mid-March 2018. If you have not received your animal registration renewal notice, please call us on 9518 3555.
If you have a new animal to register, please fill in the form below to register your animal.
Animal Registration Form 2018/19 (pdf, 600KB)
You can renew your animal registration online:
Renew registration online
To register a pet from another Council please use the animal registration form and we will give you 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 call us on 9518 3555.
You can mail the form & payment (cheque or money order) to:
- Monash City Council Animal Management
PO Box 1
Glen Waverley Victoria 3150
or pay in person at:
- Monash Civic Centre
293 Springvale Road
Glen Waverley (between 8.15am - 5pm, Monday to Friday) or
- Oakleigh Service Centre
3 Atherton Road
Oakleigh (between 8.45am - 5pm, Monday to Friday)
The Oakleigh Service Centre has been temporarily (3 months) relocated to 1A Atherton Road, Oakleigh (from Monday 19 February 2018).
Registration fees are $47 for dogs and $40 for cats who fulfil one or more of the following criteria:
- Over 10 years old
- Member of an applicable organisation
- Obedience trained/a working dog
Satisfactory proof that your pet is eligible for the lower fee must be supplied along with your application. If this information is not available, please submit a sworn Statutory Declaration.
You may be exempt from registration fees if your animals 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.
Pet breeds listed under Dangerous and menacing dogs are not eligible for the concession or reduced rate and so the maximum fee applies.
Cats and dogs must be registered and microchipped by 3 months of age.
Microchipping is mandatory and satisfactory proof - a certification signed and dated by a registered vet or by a licensed agent certificated to undertake micro-chipping - 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 over 23,000 lost pets with their owners every year. Make sure your pet is micro-chipped by a National Pet Register Agent.
De-sexed animals are less likely to wander, spray to mark territory and be aggressive.
Pets from 8 weeks of age can be de-sexed by a vet, and most fully recover within 24 hours.
Holders of a pension concession card, war widow entitlement or TPI enhancements, will pay $58 (dogs) and $49 (cats) for the maximum fee, or $19.25 (dogs) and $16.40 (cats) for the reduced fee. This does not include health care cards or senior cards.
Proof of concession must be supplied.
Replacement tags for your pet
Your animal identification tag is a lifetime tag. You will not be issued a new tag every time you register.
If you need a replacement tag call 9518 3555. You can also visit us at the Civic Centre in Glen Waverley or the Service Centre in Oakleigh.
Refund of animal registration fees - deceased or lost animals
If your pet has died, or been missing for longer than three weeks or you no longer live in Monash, you could get a refund of your animal registration fee.
Please write to Council requesting a refund and stating that your animal is deceased, has departed the municipality or has been missing for more than three weeks and that you would like a refund.
Animal Registration Refund Application (pdf, 7KB)