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Pet Registration

In accordance with the Domestic (Feral & Nuisance) Animals Act 1994, all dogs and cats over the age of 3 months are required to be registered and microchipped with their local Council.

If you have a dog or cat, you must:

  • Microchip and register at three months of age
  • Ensure your pet is wearing the Council issued registration tag
  • Renew the registration every year by April 10
  • Tell Council if you change address
  • You may be fined if your cat or dog is over three months old and is not registered, and
  • You must follow particular restrictions in relation to dangerous and restricted breeds of dogs

The microchip number is unique to your animal for its lifetime. The registration number is unique to the Southern Grampians Shire Council registration register. Having a microchip number does not mean that your animal is registered with the Council.

It is also recommended that your dog or cat have a separate ID tag with its name, phone number and address, so neighbours can return your pet if it escapes

Registration fees April 11, 2017 to April 10, 2018

Dog Registration MAXIMUM Fee
Declared & Restricted Breed $163.50
Dogs - where a description in the reduced fees does not apply $113.50
Dogs - Maximum Fee Pensioner $58.50
Dog Registration REDUCED Fee (1)
De-sexed dogs $39.50
Dogs over 10 years of age $39.50
Dogs kept for working stock $39.50
Dogs kept for breeding by Registered Domestic Animal Business $39.50
Dogs that have undergone obedience training which complies with regulations $39.50
Dogs registered with the Victorian Canine Assoc. or any successor in law of that Assoc. or any organisation approved by Council $39.50
Any of the above reduced fee (1) - Pensioner $21.50

The above dog fees include the State Govt. Levy of $3.50

Cat Registration MAXIMUM Fee
Cats - where a description in the reduced fees does not apply $64.00
Cats - Maximum Fee Pensioner $34.00
Cat Registration REDUCED Fee (1)
De-sexed cats $24.00
Cats over 10 years of age $24.00
Cats kept for breeding by Registered Domestic Animal Business $24.00
Cats registered with the Feline Control Council, the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy Australia and Victoria Inc., the Democratic Cat Council Inc., or any successor in law of any of those Assoc. or any organisation approved by Council $24.00
Any of the above reduced fee (1) - Pensioner $13.00

The above cat fees include the State Govt. Levy of $2.00

Discounts

Discounts apply for pensioners, micro-chipped pets (registered prior to 2013), obedience trained, de-sexed or working dogs, dogs or cats over 10 years or animals registered with an approved feline or canine association.

New Registrations presented between 10 October - 31 December 2017 are eligible for a reduced rate for the remainder of the 2017/2018 registration season. Please review the attached document for full details.

Renewing your registration

Animal registrations must be renewed by 10 April each year.

Contact
Customer Service
111 Brown Street
Hamilton Vic 3300
Phone (03) 5573 0444
Email council@sthgrampians.vic.gov.au

Owning Multiple Animals

When you register a dog or cat, Council knows the pet’s owner and address, and how many dogs and cats you own.
If you have more than two dogs and/or two cats per residential household you will be required to apply for a permit from Council (applicable as from April 2014).

You do not need to register pets like birds, fish and small animals.

Microchipping

Legislation requires that first time registered dogs or cats must be microchipped. Bring a copy of the de-sexing certificate, microchipping certificate and a Pensioner Concession card (if applicable) to the Council Office.

You will also need to fill out a SGSC Registration Form.

Council will provide you with a lifetime registration tag that needs to be secured to your pet’s collar.

De-sexing

Pension card holders are entitled to an Australian Veterinary Association voucher which provides a reduced veterinary fee for de-sexing.

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