All dogs and cats must be microchipped and then registered with council by the age of three months.
All cats and dogs must wear a registration tag when not on the registered premises. You must purchase a pet identification tag when registering your animal for the first time.
After the initial registration, an annual invoice will be sent to your postal address and must be renewed by 10 April each year. This date is set by the State Government's Domestic Animals Act 1994
To help us keep our records up to date, please advise us of any status changes such as address, transfer of ownership, or deceased animals.
Transfer of Registration from another Council
To transfer your current animal registration from another Council, the animal must hold current registration with another Victorian Council. Proof of payment must be supplied for current registration period.
Penalties and infringements
Penalty rates are set by the Victorian Government.
- Failure to apply to register a dog or cat – $363 (2 penalty points)
- Failure to re-register a dog or cat – $363 (2 penalty points)
- Dog or cat being a nuisance – $91 (0.5 penalty points)
- Dog or cat not wearing Council identification marker (tag) – $91 (0.5 penalty points)
- Dog at large (wandering) at night time – $363 (2 penalty points)
- Dog at large (wandering) during daytime – $273 (1.5 penalty points)
If your animal is impounded, it will be taken to the Albury Animal Management Centre operated by Canine Country Kennels. You'll need to pay impoundment fees directly to Canine Country Kennels before your animal is released.
- Cat or dog - release - $100
- Cattle, sheep, horse - release - $47
- Sustenance - $22 per day
- Transport (cattle, sheep, horse) - cost including labour plus 50%.
For more information, visit the Canine Country Kennels website.
*This includes a state government levy primarily used to fund responsible pet ownership programs.
**The reduced eligibility conditions denote that an animal must be either:
- over the age of 10 years
- part of a domestic animal business or applicable organisation
- a dog that has undergone training as determined by the Domestic Animals Regulations.