Pet Registrations

Pet Registrations

All cats and dogs are required to be microchipped and registered by 3 months of age. To register an animal you must provide proof of microchipping under state legislation and complete the new animal registration form.

Animal registrations are due to be renewed on April 10 each year and the fees are:

Registration Fees

Dog Fees

Cat Fees

 

Full Cost

 

Pensioner Concession *

Full Cost

 

Pensioner Concession *

Desexed animals

$34.00

$17.00

$28.00

$14.00

Animals over 10 years old

$34.00

$17.00

$28.00

$14.00

Dogs kept for working stock

$34.00

$17.00

N/A

N/A

Animals kept for breeding by the proprietor of a domestic animal business conducted on a registered premises

$34.00

$17.00

$28.00

$14.00

Dogs that have undergone obedience training with an approved training organisation

$34.00

$17.00

N/A

N/A

Animals registered with an applicable organisation, if their owners are also members of the applicable organisation.

$34.00

$17.00

$28.00

$14.00

All other animals (including microchipped)

$110.00

$55.00

$84.00

$38.00

Declared menacing dog

$160.00

$160.00

N/A

N/A

Declared dangerous dog

$160.00

$160.00

N/A

N/A

Dangerous dog (non-residential guard or security trained)

$110.00

$110.00

N/A

N/A

Restricted breed dog

$160.00

$160.00

N/A

N/A

* Pensioners - to receive the pensioner concession you must hold a pension concession card which entitles you to a rebate on rates. Health card holders are not entitled to a rebate. The pensioner concession does not apply to the State Government Levy.

If the owner is under 18 years of age, a parent or guardian must sign on their behalf and is responsible for the dog. Failure to register a dog or cat will incur an on the spot infringement of 2 penalty units.

 

How to Pay your Animal Registration:

In person - present form intact to the Municipal Offices, Vincent St, Ararat during business hours, Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 5.15pm. Payment may be made by: Cash; Cheque made payable to Ararat Rural City Council; Credit Card (Bankcard, Visa and Mastercard) and Debit Card (EFTPOS).

Mail - Pay by Cheque - Return form intact and make cheque payable to Ararat Rural City Council and mail both to P.O. Box 246, Ararat, 3377.

Mail - Pay by Credit Card - Return form intact and quote your Cardholder number, expiry date, the total amount being paid and a daytime telephone contact number.