Pet owner groups and vets

Purchasing a new pet

When purchasing a pet it is important to take into consideration such things as:

  1. The room you have available:
    • What size yard do you have?
    • Is the animal going to live indoors or outdoors?
    • Do you live in a house or a flat/unit?
  2. How much free time do you have to spend with your pet?
  3. Do you want an active or passive animal to suit your lifestyle?

These questions and many more should be thought about before choosing a pet to suit your lifestyle.

Organisations and groups

Animal health and welfare

Pet related businesses

Port Phillip is lucky enough to have some fantastic pet related businesses in our municipality. This list is just some of them.

Books Illustrated

Discover the world of illustrated books, specialising in Australian children's books including many books for children about our beloved pets.

Phone: 03 9696 0947

Helpful resources

Responsible Pet Ownership

A state government site with useful information about your rights and responsibilities both to your pet and to your neighbours.

Pets in the City

Everything you need to know about successfully keeping dogs and cats in apartments and inner-urban areas.

Pet Links

Petlinks is a local community program of volunteers who support frail, older people, those with a disability, or severe illness, with looking after their pets at home. Services provided include:

  • walking dogs
  • transporting pets and their owners to vets
  • transporting pets for grooming
  • giving medication when necessary
  • caring for pets whilst the owner is in hospital.

Open Monday to Thursday 9 am to 5 pm.

Location: Level 1, Corner Liardet and Nott Streets, Port Melbourne 3207
Phone: 03 9646 9186
Fax: 03 9646 6606
Postal address: PO Box 199, Port Melbourne, 3207

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Lcoation: 8 Nicholson Street, East Melbourne, 3002
Phone: 136 186
VicEmergency Hotline: 1800 226 226
Local Government Switchboard: 03 9208 3333

Agriculture Victoria

Location: 8 Nicholson Street, East Melbourne, 3002
Phone: 136 186
VicEmergency Hotline: 1800 226 226
Local Government Switchboard: 03 9208 3333


OzPets is an all Australian Pet Portal dedicated solely to Australian pets and pet related web sites. Includes health issues, helpful articles, breed search and more.

Central Animal Records (Australia) Pty Ltd

Central Animal Records is a pet microchipping registry within Australia. It is important to update your pets microchip details if you relocate to another address, to assist with the return of a lost or injured pet.

Location: 22 Fiveways Boulevard, Keysborough
Phone: 03 9706 3187


General pet related information and advice.

Contact Council

To ask us a question or request more information contact us and ask for Animal Management

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