Change an existing pet registration

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Update or cancel your pet's registration, or change your contact details.

Making sure your contact details are kept current is the best way you can ensure the return of your pet if they become lost. Vets, animal shelters and local Councils can scan the microchip and then contact you to let you know the location of your pet.

Moving to Darebin with your pet

If you have registered your pet at another council for the current registration year, you can transfer it to the City of Darebin.

  1. Complete our application to register your pet
  2. Provide proof of your pet's microchip details, desexing certificate and proof of payment at your previous council.
  3. Make payment of a $6 transfer fee (you will be sent information about how to make this payment).

Update or cancel your pet’s registration

If your details have changed, you no longer live in the City of Darebin, or your pet is no longer with you, please let us know. This only takes 2 minutes to complete:

Update animal registration

Replacing your pet’s registration tag

When you register your pet with us for the first time you will receive a registration tag to attach to their collar. This tag helps us to quickly find the owners of pets if they are missing.

Replacement tag fees are $6.00, if you need to replace your pets tag, please complete the replacement tag application form.

Your pet must be registered with us in order for a new pet tag to be issued.

Pet tag replacement


We do not refund registration fees for pets that move from the Darebin area or are lost, missing, or deceased.

Update your pet’s microchip

Your microchip information is important if your pet is lost or found outside of Darebin. Updating your details with us does not automatically update the contact details for your pet’s microchip.

The RSPCA website has information on who to contact to change your contact details for the microchip.

Changing or updating your pet’s ownership

If you take over ownership of a cat or dog that is already registered in the City of Darebin, complete the change of details form(PDF, 287KB).