If you are entering a new dog or cat onto Dogs and Cats Online, you may need to upload a certificates of desexing/microchipping if the procedure was done prior to the 1 July 2018 or interstate. If you can not locate your certificate you will need to attain another to complete your registration.
For microchip certificates, please visit www.petaddress.com.au and enter your microchip number to find the contact for issuing you a new certificate. Alternatively, your microchip number may be located on veterinary documents or invoices. If you are unsure of your animal’s microchip number you may wish to contact your vet or council and ask about any scanning services they may be able to provide.
From the 1 July 2018 veterinary surgeons and microchip implanters can enter this information directly into the statewide register, Dogs and Cats Online.
Each council remains responsible for setting dog registration fees and available discounts.
There is no set rebate percentage for ‘Standard Dog’ registrations, however, most Councils apply a significant discount to the non-standard dog fee. The Act requires Councils to spend all funds raised on dog registration fees on dog and cat management.
Cat registration is set by council by-laws. As with dog registration, Councils are responsible for setting their own fees.