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Pet registration

Online

To complete you will need for each new pet:

  • its microchip number
  • a photo of your microchip certificate.

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In person or mail

Complete an animal registration form and return it along with your payment.

Animal registration form (PDF, 114.72KB)

In person

Cash, cheque, money order, EFTPOS, Visa and Mastercard are accepted at:

Bayside City Council Corporate Centre
76 Royal Avenue
Sandringham VIC 3191
between 8.30am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

By mail

Cheque or money order to:

Bayside City Council
PO Box 27
Sandringham VIC 3191.

Dog fees

The fee is $74.50 if your dog is either:

  • Desexed
  • Over 10 years old
  • Kept for working stock
  • Kept for breeding at licensed premises
  • Registered with applicable organisation
  • Undergone obedience training with approved organisation

All other dogs along with restricted, dangerous or menacing dogs the cost is $227.50.

Cat fees

The fee is $40.00 if your cat is either:

  • Desexed
  • Over 10 years old
  • Kept for breeding at licensed premises
  • Registered with an approved association

All other cats the cost is $114.00.

When registering your pet please remember

  • A 50% pro-rata fee for new animal registrations applies from 10 October each year. 
  • All new cats must be de-sexed before we will accept registrations, unless they are exempt.
  • All dogs and cats must be microchipped and a certificate supplied before we will accept registrations, unless they are exempt.

Pensioner rates

Holders of the following cards are eligible for a 50% discount on the above fees:

  • Pensioner Concession Card issued by Centrelink or the Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Gold Card specifying War Widow issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Gold Card specifying TPI issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs

There are no fee reductions for

  • holders of Health Care and Seniors Cards
  • restricted, dangerous or menacing dogs
  • the state government levy.

Fee exemptions for guide dogs and government authorities

A visually or hearing impaired person who keeps and uses a guide dog is not required to pay a registration fee for that dog. A dog being trained as a guide dog by an approved organisation is also exempt from a registration fee.

Please note that owners are still required to register their dogs, at no charge.

Dogs and cats registered with an applicable organisation

Members of an applicable organisation with which their animal is registered are eligible for the reduced fee.

Applicable organisations have a code of ethics that requires responsible pet ownership. These organisations ensure their members comply with the organisation's code.

Obedience training

Dogs that have undergone obedience training with an approved obedience training organisation will receive a reduced registration fee.

The Minister for Agriculture has approved the following obedience training organisations:

These organisations have qualified obedience trainers who run approved assessment programs. They can provide an obedience assessment certificate that shows the training is approved by the Minister for Agriculture.

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