Animals and pets
We encourage responsible ownership of animals – find out what your obligations and responsibilities are as a pet and animal owner.
Microchipping and registering pets greatly improves their chances of being returned to you if they become lost. Find out about animal registration.
Dog and cat laws
Keeping animals and poultry
Find out about restrictions and requirements for keeping birds and animals, including maximum numbers, fencing and management.
Lost and found animals
Dogs and cats that are caught wandering around are held for up to 8 days at the Bendigo Animal Relief Centre (BARC).
Reporting wandering, injured or dead animals
How to report a dead, injured or wandering domestic or native animal or livestock on a road.
Domestic animal businesses
Pet shops, animal shelters, dog training, cat and dog breeding or boarding businesses must hold a Domestic Animal Business permit.