Pet Registration

One of the responsibilities of pet ownership, is microchipping and registration. This means we can find you if your pet strays or gets lost. You also need to let us know if you move, you no longer own your pet, or if your pet passes away.


Register your pet

Step 1.Microchip

All dogs and cats must be microchipped and registered with council by the age of three months. 

Find out more about microchipping your pet

Step 2.Register your pet

Once your dog or cat is registered, they receive a lifetime Council identification number (tag number).

When your pet is not at its registered premises, it must wear a pet identification tag that is engraved with "Indigo Shire Council" along with the identification number provided. We suggest that this is on the reverse side of a standard tag with your pet's name and your phone number.

If you fail to register your dog or cat, or renew the registration, you could be liable for a fine in excess of $363.00.

Register your pet

Step 3.Renew your pet registration

After the initial registration, an annual invoice will be sent to your postal address or by email and must be renewed by 10 April each year. This date is set by the State Government's Domestic Animals Act 1994

To enable us to maintain current records, please advise of any status changes such as address, transfer or ownership or if your pet has passed. 

Renew your pet's registration

Get your animal registration notice electronically


Animal registration fees for the 2024-2025 registration period are shown in the table below. Registration period is April 2024 to April 2025.

Please note that the only eligible concession is a full pension card. Health care cards are not accepted. 

Evidence must be provided to receive the reduced fee. 

Standard rate Pension rate
Dogs maximum fee $107.00

Dogs minimum fee includes:

  • De-sexed dogs, dogs over 10 years
  • Dogs kept for breeding purposes by the proprietor of a domestic animal business conducted on registered premises
  • Microchipped animal (renewal only if registered prior to 11 April 2013)
  • Working Dogs
  • Dogs that have undergone obedience training that complies with the regulations
  • Dogs registered with a Dog Obedience Training Organisation approved by Council

- Australian Association of Professional Dog Trainers Inc
The Gentle Dog Trainers Association
Four Paws K9 Training
The Delta Institute

Standard rate Pension rate
Cats maximum fee $107.00

Cats minimum fee includes:

  • De-sexed cats
  • Cats over 10 years
  • Cats kept for breeding by the proprietor of a domestic animal business conducted on registered premises
  • Cats registered with the Feline Control Council, the governing council of the Cat Fancy Australia and Victoria Inc., the Domestic Cat Council Inc. or any Successor in law of any one of these Associations or a breed society approved by Council
  • Microchipped animal (renewal only if registered prior to 11 April 2013




Change your pet registration details

If you have moved, transferred ownership of your pet or your pet has passed away, please let us know by completing the form below.  

Update your pets details

Keeping multiple pets

If you live in a residential area and you have more than two dogs, two cats or four animals in total, you will need to complete a permit application. 

Keeping more than four animals

Domestic Animal Management Plan

You can learn more about Council processes and practices for animal management within the municipality by viewing our Domestic Animal Management Plan. 

Domestic Animal Management Plan 2021 - 2025