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Cat and Dog Registration

All dogs and cats 3 months of age and over must be registered by 10 April of each year.

If you currently hold an eligible pension card you are entitled to a 50% reduction in registration fees (not including the State Government Levy costs). Please note Health Care Card Holders are not entitled to registration discounts.

Council must not register any new dog or cat unless it has been implanted with a microchip. This includes previously registered dogs and cats from another Council that are now kept within Moira Shire. Further information can be found by reading the Cat and Dog Registration Fact Sheet.

Council will forward a separate dog and cat renewal registration form early in the new year. All relevant details are included on the form. For new registrations, please complete the Application to Register Domestic Animals 2018 form and submit to Council with any applicable documentation as per the application form.

Registration Fees are as follows:



Pension Rate

Dogs Maximum fee



Dogs Minimum fee includes:

  • Desexed dogs
  • Dogs over 10 years of age
  • Dogs that have undergone obedience training which complies with the regulations
  • Dogs kept for working stock
  • Dogs registered with an applicable organisation, if their owners are members of the applicable organisation with which the dogs are registered. Applicable organisations for dogs can be found at

  • Dogs kept for breeding by the proprietor of a registered domestic animal business



Cats Maximum fee



Cats Minimum fee includes:



Registration fees include a State Government Levy of $3.50 for each dog and $2.00 for each cat. For further information regarding the State Government Levy please read the Animal Registration Levy Fact Sheet.
To update an existing animal registration please complete the Animal Registration Status Declaration and forward to our office. This includes notifications of deceased animals, animals that no longer live in the shire, moved address and or have a new owner.

Under the provisions of the Domestic Animals Act 1994, Council is required to keep a register of all domestic cats and dogs. This register is available for public inspection, recording and/or certification of particulars.

Inspection at first registration and
a copy of that registration

No Charge

Record second and subsequent copies
of registration.


Council certification of each dog or cat registration.


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