Pet registration

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All dogs and cats over the age of three months must be registered and microchipped.

Registration must be renewed each year. The registration year is April 10 to April 9 the following year.

Registering your cat or dog for the first time

To register your cat or dog download and complete the 2018-2019 Animal Registration Form then deliver it in person to our Bendigo or Heathcote office.

When registering your cat or dog for the first time bring your:

  • Completed form
  • Microchip number (with documented proof)
  • Concession card (if applicable)
  • Documents to prove a discounted rate can be claimed (if applicable)

Registered pets get a lifetime tag that must be attached to their collar.

Go to pet registration fees.

Replacing a lost tag

If you lose the tag, contact Customer Service on 03 5434 6000 or request a replacement registration tag for a dog or cat.

Renewing your pet registration

Animal registrations must be renewed by April 10 every year. We send out a renewal notice to pet owners in January/February each year. Your animal is not registered until payment is received.

Pay your animal registration online via BPOINT

Updating information

If you no longer have a pet that was previously registered, please click on this link to update our records.

Receive your animal’s registration renewal electronically

If you would like to receive your dog or cat’s registration renewal notice electronically, you can choose to sign up via eNotices or BPAY View. 

eNotices

eNotices enables pet owners to receive their pet’s registration renewal notice via email. You will need to register online to receive your registration renewal notice in this manner. For further information and to register visit: eNotices

BPAY View

BPAY View is a feature most online bank accounts will have. Pet owners can apply through their bank account to receive their pet’s registration renewal notice via their online bank account. The notice can then be paid from the online bank account utilising BPAY. Further information can be found at: BPAY View.  

Animal keeping permit

If you have more than two cats or two dogs, you may require a special permit. Find out about keeping animals.

Change of ownership for animal registration

To transfer ownership of an animal’s registration, download and complete the Change of Ownership for Animal Registration form and mail it to Animal Services, PO Box 733, Bendigo, VIC 3552.

Contact us

For more information about registering a pet please contact us on 03 5434 6000.

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Please note that requests logged online after 5pm Friday December 21, 2018 may not be acted on until our offices re-open on Wednesday January 2, 2019. For urgent assistance please phone 5434 6000.  

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