Register your pet

There are great benefits to owning a pet, but it’s also a big responsibility. Registration is one of the most important things to think about when you get a pet. We require registration by law.

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Why should I register my pet?

By law, you must register your dog or cat if it’s more three months old. If you don’t register your pet, you could receive a fine.

Registration is also a great way to ensure your pet’s safety – you have a much better chance of finding a lost pet if it’s registered.

It’s also now mandatory for all dogs and cats to be implanted with an approved identification device (microchip) before they’re registered.

Get more details on legal requirements and penalties in our General information form (PDF, 212KB).

How do I register a new pet?

If you want to register a new pet, please register your pet online or complete our Animal registration form (PDF, 159KB). There are less payment options for new registrations, as you need to do a few extra things.

If you’re registering a pet for the first time, your payment options are:

  • by mail
  • in person at our Service Centre, Glen Eira Town Hall, corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield.

For your protection and compliance with the Payment Card Data Security Standard, we won’t accept your email if your form includes credit card details.

How do I renew my pet registration?

You’ll receive your registration renewal notice in March. You can submit your mobile phone number, as we send text message reminders when your renewal is due.

If you’re renewing your pet registration, your payment options are:

  • online through our payment portal
  • online through BPAY
  • by phone
  • in person at any Australia Post office

If you move house, your animal passes on, or if you’ve just lost your tag, call us on 9524 3333 and we will update your status.

How many pets can I have?

You can keep up to two dogs and two cats on a property without a permit. If you want to keep more, you will need to apply for a Multiple pet permit (PDF, 81KB).

You can also keep up to six chickens and 20 pigeons on a property without a permit, but you must remember your obligations under local law. To learn more, see clauses 321, 322, 425 and 426 of Glen Eira City Council Local Law (PDF, 229KB).



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