Are your contact details up to date?
Updating your contact details assists us to reunite you with your lost pet and ensures you don’t miss out on any important communications.
A change of details may include:
- A change of address within the municipality
- Your contact details have changed (mobile phone number, preferred email address)
- Your pet has been recently de-sexed – this will reduce your renewal fee (must provide proof of de-sexing)
- You have become eligible for State concession (must provide proof of State Concession card)
- Lost or damaged Council registration tag (a replacement will be posted to you free of charge)
Please send us your updated details by logging a general enquiry on Online Services.
Pet registration is a legal requirement under the Domestic Animals Act 1994. All dogs and cats three months of age and over must be registered with Council.
Failing to register your dog or cat may result in either a penalty or make you liable to prosecution or both.
Renew your existing animal registration
All pet registrations are due annually by 10 April.
We have a new renewal system since last year, so your payment options may look a bit different.
To renew your registration, refer to your animal renewal notice.
- Enter your 9-digit reference number – this is the same as the Bpay reference listed on the bottom of your renewal notice
- A secondary reference number will appear – this is an internal reference and won’t be the same as the reference number entered.
If you have not received a renewal notice for your pet, or if you are not sure if your pet is registered, please let us know.
And remember – your pet needs to wear their blue City of Port Phillip registration tag at all times. If your tag is missing, contact us for a replacement.
If you are unable to lodge using the online form, email our team with your pet's animal reference number at email@example.com
Which pets must be registered?
All dogs and cats three months of age and over must be registered with Council.
Most puppies and kittens are purchased or obtained between the age of eight to twelve weeks. Registering pets at a younger age ensures that more lost puppies and kittens can be returned to their owners.
Lowering the pet registration age may encourage early age desexing of dogs and cats. This may in turn prevent the breeding of unwanted dogs and cats.
Please note: An Animal Registration year runs from 10 April to 9 April the following year or part thereof and is not 12 months from the date your pet is registered.
Register a new animal for the first time
All new registrations received from Tuesday 1 February 2022, will be valid until 9 April 2023.
- You will need to provide any supporting documentation such as desexing certificates, proof of purchase, Guide or Customs dog. certificates or a copy of your concession card
- Registration tags are not transferable between animals.
- Check our fee structure before processing payment as we offer a range of discounts you may be eligible for.
If you are paying online or by mail, the tag will be posted to you.
Note you don't need to be a registered user of My Port Phillip to register a new pet.
Registration fees - Pro Rata
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