Registering Your Pet

Cat and dog

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 $45 for dogs and 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.

Registration

2017/18 renewal notices were distributed in mid-March 2017. 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 2017/18 (PDF, 445KB)

If you are renewing your animal registration, please use the form below

Animal Renewal Form (PDF, 209KB)

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)

Registration fees are $45 for dogs and cats who fulfil one or more of the following criteria:

  • De-sexed
  • 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.

If your dog or cat meets none of these criteria the fee is $135.

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

  • Greyhounds. You must register your greyhound with the Greyhound Control Board.
  • Assistance dogs and puppies.

Pet breeds listed under Dangerous and menacing dogs are not eligible for the concession or reduced rate and so the maximum fee applies.

Micro-chipping

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-sexing

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.

Concession rates

Holders of a pension concession card, war widow entitlement or TPI enhancements, will pay $56 for the maximum fee and $18.50 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)

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Last updated: 30 June 2017