Register Your Pet
Ever wondered why you should register your four legged friend? Did you know you are also required by law to register your dog and cat with Council from three (3) months of age, and renew this registration by the 10th of April each year. Dogs and cats also need to be microchipped before being registered. Council issued unique animal registration tags must also by law be worn on your pet's collar.
Click the following link to find out more about the benefits of registering your pets with Council.
How do I register my pet?
To register your pet with Council, your pet must be microchipped and the microchip number must be included on your registration form. Proof of microchipping (e.g. microchip certificate) must also be provided with your registration form.
To claim a reduced fee, if your pet is desexed, registered with the VCA, FCC or another approved organisation, is over 10 years old, is a working dog, or obedience trained, proof must be supplied with your registration form. If you can't supply proof, you may submit a Statutory Declaration which has been witnessed by an authorised person.
Please complete a New Animal Registration Form 2017 - 2018 to register your pet.
You can now register your pet online, please click the button below:
How do I submit and pay my new animal registration?
You may submit and pay your new animal registration with Council either:
- In person at a Council Office.
- By mail with Cheque or money order payable to Hume City Council.
Please ensure all required supporting documentation is supplied with your new animal registration form.
How much does animal registration cost?
You may be eligible for a reduced registration fee if you pet is:
- obedience trained
- over 10 years of age
- member of an approved association
- is a working dog
- kept for breeding purposes at a registered domestic animal business
Further discounted fees apply to pension concession card holders, and DVA Gold Card holders specifying either War Widow or TPI.
Health care card holders, pension concession card holders and DVA Gold Card holders can obtain a voucher for discounted desexing for your dog or cat. To find out how to obtain a desexing voucher, please click the link: Desexing Your Pet
Council charges no fee for guide dogs or State or Commonwealth dogs.
Please see the registration fees below to find the correct fee.
Registration fees do a whole lot more than just providing pet owners a service to look for lost animals. The funds go towards:
- animal management staff to collect and return lost animals to owners
- unique identification registration tags
- Events & Information
- free information
- discount incentive schemes for new registrations
- community discounted microchip programs and more
- Animal Management Staff
For further enquiries please contact Council.
Is the registration fee a one off payment?
Animal registration fees need to be renewed by the 10th of April each year. Council will send registered pet owners an animal registration renewal notice in March.