The City of Greater Bendigo understands that the current unprecedented pandemic is impacting our community in many different ways. We are committed to supporting the community through this uncertainty.
The City of Greater Bendigo also understands that many members of our community are experiencing significant hardship and financial difficulties as a result of the Covid19 pandemic and its health and economic impacts. If you are experiencing hardship and finding it difficult to pay your animal registration because of these impacts, options exist to help you manage your obligation.
Registering your cat or dog for the first time
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.
When registering your cat or dog for the first time please include:
- Completed registration form
- Microchip number (with documented proof)
- Concession card (if applicable)
- Documents to prove a discounted rate can be claimed (if applicable - for example, proof of desexing)
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.
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 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 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.