Animal Registrations

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Did you know registering your pets is necessary under the Domestic Animals Act 1994 (Victoria), and greatly improves the chance of your pets being returned to you if they become lost?

All pet owners are reminded that your dog and cat registrations should be renewed by 10th April each year. Microchip registration is not the same as Pet registration. For those that continue to not register their dogs and cats; there are penalties that will apply. Failure to register or renew your animal registrations may lead to a $330 fine. By registering your animals you can ensure their protection and can help reduce community nuisance caused by stray and feral animals.

Registration payments may be made by mail or at Council Offices in Warracknabeal and Hopetoun during normal business hours. Payments can also be made by BPAY or Australia Post.

Type of Animal
Maximum number
allowed in township
areas without a permit
  Maximum number
allowed in rural
areas without a permit
Dogs 2 5
Cats 3 5
Hen Fowls
12 No Max. Limit
Pigeons 20 No Max. Limit
Poultry 0 No Max. Limit
Domestic Birds 20 No Max. Limit
Rodents 4 No Max. Limit
Horses/Donkeys 0 No Max. Limit
Cattle 0 No Max. Limit
Sheep 0 No Max. Limit
Goats 0 No Max. Limit
Pigs 0 3
Snakes 0 No Max. Limit


For more information on pet registration please contact Council's Ranger on 5398 0100.