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Register your pet

Pet registration checklist

To register your cat or dog for the first time, please make sure:

  • Your cat or dog has not previously been registered in Casey. If your pet is already registered you can renew the registration. If your pet was registered at another Council or to another owner, you can transfer the registration.
  • You do not have more than 2 cats and/or 2 dogs.
  • Your cat or dog is microchipped unless exempt.
  • Your cat is desexed unless exempt.
  • Your dog is not menacing, dangerous or a restricted breed.
  • You are over 18 years old. We cannot allow minors to register a pet.

Register your pet

Register online

If you are unable to register online or have a menacing, dangerous or restricted breed dog, print and complete the pet registration form.

If you wish to pay by credit card, please complete and submit a Credit Card Authorisation form.

What happens next?

  • We will post your pet's unique identification tag to you within 5-10 working days. We recommend that tags are worn at all times in case your pet escapes. It's a requirement for all pets to wear their tags when off their property (Domestic Animals Act 1994).
  • You must renew your pet's registration every year on April 10. 

Pet registration fees

All pet registrations submitted between 1 January and 9 April will be valid till 9 April the following year.

Pet Full fee Pensioner
Desexed cat or dog $57.00 $28.50
Not desexed dog $200.00 $100.00
Puppy $100.00 $50.00
Reduced fee $57.00 $28.50
Restricted breed, menacing or dangerous dogs $360.00 $360.00
Service dog (guide dog, customs dog Free Free

All fees include the Victorian Government levy.

Victorian Government levy

The Victorian Government has levied a registration fee of $4.00 for each dog and cat. For more information about this levy, contact the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions on 136 186.

Puppy fees

You are eligible for the puppy fee if your dog is under 6 months old and has not been desexed.

Your puppy will be registered for the first year. You will pay the regular fee when you renew the registration. If you have your puppy desexed, please let us know to receive the desexed cat or dog fee.

Pensioner discount

You're entitled to a discount on your pet registration if you hold any of the following concession cards:

  • Pensioner Concession Card – issued by Centrelink or Department of Veterans’ Affairs
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs Gold Card – War Widow (WW)
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs Gold Card – Totally & Permanently Incapacitated (TPI)

Reduced fee criteria

If your pet fits into one or more of the criteria below, you may be eligible for a reduced registration fee:

  • The cat or dog is over 10 years old.
  • The cat or dog is registered with an eligible organisation.
  • The dog has undergone obedience training with:
    • Australian Association of Professional Dog Trainers Inc.
    • The Gentle Dog Trainers Association Inc.
    • Dogs Victoria
    • Four Paws K9 Training

Farm working dog discount

You may be eligible for a discount on your registration if you are a primary producer (or employed by a primary producer) and your dog is:

  • usually kept on rural land
  • primarily kept or trained for droving, protecting, tending, or working stock on a farm.  

A primary producer is defined as someone whose primary source of income is generated from primary production as per the land tax definition, specifically with animal production. 

Owners of working dog breeds that do not meet the primary producer and farm working dog definitions are not eligible for legislative exemptions.

Microchipping

It is a requirement of registration that all cats and dogs are microchipped (Domestic Animals Act 1998). Cats and dogs must be registered with their local Council separately from microchipping.

If your pet cannot be microchipped due to a medical condition, you must provide a letter from your vet to have it registered.

Visit the Agriculture Victoria website for more information about microchipping.

Fees support Casey pet services

Your registration fees help Council provide many pet-related services, including:

  • more pet-friendly parks and other facilities throughout Casey
  • animal management staff to:
    • attend to nuisance complaints
    • investigate dog attacks
    • patrol parks/streets
    • collect and return stray animals to owners
  • events such as pet expos and discount microchipping days
  • community education including pet ownership publications and websites
  • domestic animal business audits. Council will check animal welfare standards in breeding facilities, boarding kennels, etc.
  • managing dangerous and restricted breed dogs
  • research into a range of dog and cat welfare issues