Pet registration



We recognise that animals can bring much joy to family life. For the benefit of both pet and owner, Corangamite Shire endorses Responsible Pet Ownership. This includes registering your pet and abiding by Council laws regarding walking your dog and disposing of their waste appropriately.


Microchipping your pets

Council has a better chance of finding your lost cats and dogs if they are registered and microchipped. All cats and dogs must be microchipped before they can be registered. Registered pets are also less likely to be impounded, saving you impound fees. Fines may also apply.

New registrations

There are now two ways to register your pets, online or in person:


You can now easily register your pet and pay the registration fee via the online form below.
A maximum of 2 cats and 2 dogs can be registered at a time using this form.

You may require the following information to complete your application:
  • Microchip Number
  • Desexing Certificate - if applicable
  • Pension Card - if applicable
  • Declared a Dangerous Dog by another council - if applicable
  • Registration with appropriate breeding organisation - for animals kept for breeding purposes
  • Evidence of your dog's obedience training - if applicable
  • Credit Card details - for payment options
  • Valid Email Address and Phone Number
Should you have any issues completing this form, please contact Customer Service on 03 5593 7100.


In person

Fill out an Animal Registration Form(PDF, 112KB) to register your dog(s) and/or cat(s), and lodge your form when you pay your fees at the Shire Offices. The Council must see proof your animal is microchipped to accept registration. You will receive a lifetime tag for your pet which must go on its collar. Lost or damaged tags will be replaced at our office.

Desexing your pets

Council encourages responsible pet ownership by providing a discounted registration fee for desexed pets. Bring the appropriate desexing documentation from your pet’s vet, along with your registration form, to one of our offices to receive this discount. 

Renewing your registration

Animal registrations must be renewed by 10 April each year. Council sends a letter to all registered pet owners in the Shire to remind them when they need to renew.

You can pay your registration in person at the Civic Centre, or via BPAY/Post BillPay using the details on your renewal notice or online below:

Renew online now

Registration fees - Dogs 

 Dog Category
 Standard Fee
 Reduced Fees
 Desexed dogs
 Dogs over 10 years old
 Dogs kept for working stock
 Dogs kept for breeding under a registered domestic animal business
 Dogs which have undergone training which complies with the
 Domestic Animals Act 1994
 Dogs registered with an association approved by Council
 (such as Victorian Canine Association)
 Restricted breed, dangerous and menacing dogs


There is no registration fee for a guide dog used by a visually or hearing impaired person.


Registration fees - Cats 

Cat Category
Standard Fee
Reduced Fees
Desexed cats
Cats over 10 years old
Cats kept for breeding under a registered domestic animal business
Cats registered with an association approved by Council
(such as the Feline Control Council, the Governing Council of the
Fancy Cat Australia and Victoria Incorporated, or the Democratic
Cat Council


Restricted Dog Breeds

Restricted breed dogs may be registered but strict conditions apply.  Talk to our Local Law unit.

For more information regarding restrict dog breeds visit the Agriculture Victoria website or download the documents below.

Assistance Dogs

Recent changes mean that assistance dogs are now exempt from Council’s pet registration fees if all eligibility criteria has been met and Council has been provided evidence of this.

More information can also be found on Animal Welfare Victoria’s website

To be eligible for free registration, the owner of an assistance dog must demonstrate that:

  • They have a disability, as defined under the Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth), and require an assistance dog;
  • The assistance dog has been trained top perform tasks or functions to alleviate the effects of the disability;
  • The assistance dog has completed obedience training by a qualified dog trainer;
  • The assistance dog is at least 12 months of age;
  • The assistance dog is microchipped;
  • The assistance dog is desexed;

The Application for Registration of Assistance Dog must be filled out, and supporting documentation as requested in the application must be attached.

Download the form below:

Assistance Dog Registration Form(PDF, 666KB)

If you are having difficulties with finalising the supporting documents, please contact Council on 5593 7100 for assistance.