The Minister of Agriculture nominates certain organisations for this benefit. If you and your animal are members of one of these organisations, you may be eligible for a reduced registration fee.
Victorian organisations that receive reduced registration fees
The Minister for Agriculture decides on which organisations are applicable. These currently are:
Australian National Cats Inc
Feline Control Council of Victoria Inc
3/15 Newcastle Rd, Bayswater VIC 3153
Phone: (03) 9720 8811
Fax: (03) 9729 6148
The Governing Council of the Cat Fancy Australia and Victoria
Obedience Training Organisations
Australian Association of Professional Dog Trainers Inc
The Kintala Club
Four Paws K9 Training
PO Box 398 Sunbury VIC 3429
Phone: 0412 523 998
Why are these organisations chosen?
These organisations produce an annual report and have a code of ethics that requires responsible pet ownership in compliance with the Domestic Animals Act 1994 and its related codes of practice. It is expected that the organisation will take disciplinary action against members who do not comply with the organisation's code.
This recognition also means that they are an organisation with high standards of responsible pet ownership to whom the community can look to when buying a pet or when seeking advice on care of a pet.
To find out more please visit Agriculture Victoria website.