Pet owners reminded to update their details with Council

Published: 27 March 2019

Cardinia Shire pet owners are being reminded to update their pet ownership details with Council in the lead up to pet registrations, due Friday 10 May 2019.

Registration renewal notices will be sent to residents throughout April and will be due for payment before Friday 10 May 2019. Council requires up-to-date contact and pet ownership information to correctly send these notices to residents.

Residents who have moved house or postal address, who have a new pet, or whose pet has recently passed away, can update their contact and pet details online at

All pets need to be microchipped before they can be registered. Residents should ensure their pet is microchipped and that their microchip details are up-to-date with Central Animal Records. Pet owners can check and update microchip information online at

The Victorian Government sets the fees for pet registration, which vary depending on a number of factors.

Pet owners can register dogs and cats aged three months or younger (with written proof of age) free for the first year.

Registration fees for dogs and cats over three months of age start from $40.40. A flat fee of $22.40 applies for all pet registrations for eligible pension concession cardholders.

It is cheaper to register a pet if it is de-sexed and under law, all cats must be de-sexed before they can be registered.

Pet registration makes it is easier and quicker for Council to reunite pet owners with their pets should their pet get lost. However, registration fees do a lot more than this and ensure Council can continue to provide many pet-related services, including:

  • providing registration tags
  • investigating dog attacks and nuisance complaints
  • wandering cat trapping programs
  • delivering education programs
  • investigating domestic animal business compliance
  • establishing and maintaining more pet-friendly parks and other facilities.

More information, including all registration fees, is available on our website at