City of Wodonga


Registering your dog/cat


All cats and dogs three months or older must be registered annually, and you can do it online.

The owners of a dog or cat who fail to register their animal may be liable for a $330 fine.

A child's dog or cat must be registered in the parent's or guardian's name.

Annual registration fees - correct as at July 1, 2019:

If you register after:

Full fee

registration fee

Full fee ‚Äď

pensioner fee

July 10, 2019
(pro-rata 2019-2020)





October 10, 2019

(pro-rata 2018-2019)





January 10, 2020

(pro-rata 2018-2019)   





April 10, 2020
(annual fee)





If your pet meets one or more of the following you will be eligible for a reduced fee

  • Desexed (evidence must be provided)
  • More than 10 years of age
  • Part of a domestic animal business or the owner is a member of an applicable organisation
  • A pet that has undergone specific training
  • A working dog

Applicable organisations

  • Australian National Cats Inc
  • Cats Victoria
  • Dogs Victoria
  • Feline Control Council (Victoria) Inc
  • Greyhound Racing Victoria
  • The Governing Council of Cat Fancy Australia and Victoria Inc

PLEASE NOTE: For owners registering a puppy (between three and six months of age) for the first time, they will only be charged the reduced registration fee for the first year provided they desex the animal and provide evidence prior to the next registration cycle (April 10 each year). If no evidence is provided, their registration renewal fee will automatically revert to the full registration fee. Evidence means a statutory declaration or sterilisation certificate as verification. Dogs more than six months of age must be desexed to be eligible for the reduced registration fee.

A name tag should also be purchased for $12 from the council. You can order a tag here.

If it is not purchased from the council; you should get one from your vet, pet store or online supplier.

For new domestic animals, you can register them online, or complete the new dog/cat registration form and return to our offices in 104 Hovell St, Wodonga with signature and payment.

To transfer ownership of an animal, please complete the dog/cat registration change of ownership form.

If you wish to keep more than two dogs or two cats, you must apply for a permit under our Local Law (No. 1 of 2014).

Registration needs to be paid annually by April 10 each year. This date is not set by us. It is the owner’s responsibility to renew their animal registration each year under the Domestic Animals Act 1994.

Reduced registration rates apply for pension card holders, however, Health Care Card holders are ineligible.

After the initial registration, an invoice will be sent to your mailing address and you can pay this online.

If your details change, please ensure you keep your microchip details up-to-date and also inform us.

Your animal registration fees provide:

  • A service for owners to report lost and found pets;
  • Council officers to respond to calls about wandering dogs and cats;
  • Council officers to investigate complaints regarding noise nuisances;
  • Council officers to inspect the properties where dangerous, menacing and restricted breed dogs are owned;
  • Council officers to monitor pet shops, boarding kennels and catteries for compliance with the minimum standards under the Codes of Practice; and,
  • An education officer to provide information to schools, community groups and the general public on responsible pet ownership.

We conduct a doorknock each year to ensure all dogs and cats over three months of age are registered.

For more information, see the frequently asked questions.



PDFNew dog/cat registration form (PDF 103KB)

PDFDog/cat change of ownership form (PDF 67KB)

PDFKeeping for more than 2 dogs or cats form (PDF 91KB)

PDFRegister your dog or cat - Easy english (PDF 507KB)

PDFDog and cat ownership responsibilities (PDF 951KB)

PDFNew dog or cat tag order form (PDF 67KB)

Last updated: 03-07-2019

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