Animal Registration

 

Registration fees help deliver:

  • Ballarat Animal Shelter
  • Patrols
  • Community information
  • Reuniting owners with pets
  • Animal enquiries

All dogs and cats, three months of age and over, must be registered with the City of Ballarat. Pet registration is a legal requirement, failing to register can attracting a $317 fine.

Registering ensures the City of Ballarat can easily reunite owners with their pets.

Registrations

First Time

Registered online using the Animal Registration Form.

Alternatively, visit Customer Service team at The Phoenix, 25 Armstrong Street South to submit the registration with payment in person.

Note: Before first time registration, all cats and dogs must be microchipped.


Renewal

You will receive an annual renewal notice in the mail.

Payment can be made using:

Registrations must be renewed by April 10 each year.


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Microchipping

microchip provides a permanent form of identification which can quickly reunite owners with lost or injured pets. All cats and dogs being registered with the local council for the first time, must also be microchipped.

 

Lifetime Tags

Lifetime tags are supplied with registration and remain on your pets collar. If the tag is lost, contact the City of Ballarat to organise a replacement.


Restricted Dog Breeds

The City of Ballarat can now accept new registrations for restricted breed dogs under the Domestic Animals Act. Visit Agriculture Victoriafor more details.

 

How many animals can you keep?

A person must not keep more than 2 dogs and 2 cats. Animals kept on farm land are exempt. For further information, read Part 2 of the Community Local Law 2017. To apply for a permit, complete the Excess Animals Application Form.


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Description for DogsFee
A desexed & microchipped dog (standard fee) $38.00
A desexed & microchipped dog (standard fee) Pensioner $19.00
Dog - registered with an approved association; kept for breeding; approved training undertaken; working dog $43.00
Dog - registered with an approved association; kept for breeding; approved training undertaken; working dog Pensioner $21.50
Dog not in any other registration, microchipped, but not desexed $170.00
Dog not in any other registration, microchipped, but not desexed Pensioner $85.00
Initial puppy registration (under six months old, desexed and microchipped) $0.00
Initial puppy registration (under six months old, desexed and microchipped) Pensioner $0.00
A dog that is microchipped and desexed up to six (6) months age (initial registration ONLY) $0.00
Dangerous Dog/Restricted Breed Dog/Declared Menacing Dog. (penioner discount not applicable) $225.00
Description for CatsFee
A desexed & microchipped cat (standard) $38.00
A desexed & microchipped cat (standard) Pensioner $19.00
Cat not in any other registration, microchipped, but not desexed $155.00
Cat not in any other registration, microchipped, but not desexed. Pensioner $77.00
A cat that is microchipped and desexed up to six months age (initial registration ONLY) $0.00
  • A State Government Levy is included in the above fees.
  • Documentation must be presented to be eligible for the reduced registration fee
  • Holders of Pensioner Concession Cards are entitled to a 50% reduction on all fees except for dogs declared as Dangerous/Menacing or Restricted Breed
  • A dog or cat that is microchipped and desexed up to 6 months age (initial registration ONLY) $0.00

 

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