Pet registration reminder

Published on 21 March 2017

Registration is the best form of identification for pets. It makes it easier for Glen Eira City Council’s civic compliance officers to identify and return your pet if it becomes lost.

Renewal notices for 2017–18 have been sent to existing registered owners and must be paid before 10 April 2017.

Once a pet is registered, a new registration tag is provided which the pet must wear whenever it is outside its owner’s property.

Owners of existing registered animals should also consider a permanent microchip implant as a secondary means of identifying their pet should the pet lose its collar.

Council’s Manager Community Safety and Compliance Keith Franklyn said all dogs and cats three months of age and over must be registered.

"Anyone who registers a new pet by law must now have the pet microchipped before it can be registered by Council," Mr Franklyn said.

"Dogs and cats which have been microchipped and desexed will be eligible to have the annual registration fee for the second year of registration waived."

Owners who have had their dog trained through an approved dog obedience training organisation will also be eligible for reduced registration fees.

"The annual registration fee for the second year of registration will be waived for certified trained dogs," Mr Franklyn said.

"Owners will also receive a 50 per cent reduction off the standard reduced fee for subsequent years."

Failure to register dogs and cats can result in a $311 fine per animal.

If you have recently taken ownership of a new dog or cat, registration forms are available from Council’s Service Centre or website.