Registering your pet for the first time

All cats and dogs over the age of three months must be microchipped and registered with us.
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Cats

Dogs

Cats

Your cat must be microchipped before being registered. Microchipping greatly improves chances of youe cat being returned to you if it becomes lost.

To register online, you will need to upload digital copies of relevant supporting documents, such as the microchipping certificate. Please note that a letter or statutory declaration is not acceptable proof of microchipping or desexing.

Pets can only be registered in one person’s name (not in a company name).

Register your cat for the first time with Darebin

If you have never registered your cat with Darebin, choose the registration button that applies to you and your cat.

A once-only $6 administration fee also applies to each new pet registration.

Cat registration fees

My cat is ...

Fee

Pensioner's fee

Non-desexed cat

You must provide proof that your cat has been microchipped

Standard
fee $51

Register

Pensioner
fee $25.50

Register

Desexed cat

Proof of microchipping and desexing is required.

Reduced
fee $17

Register

Pensioner
fee $8.50

Register

Cat over 10 years old

Proof of microchipping.

Reduced
fee $17

Register

Pensioner
fee $8.50

Register

Cat registered with an organisation

This registration is for cats that are registered with one of the following organisations:

Current paid certificate of membership is required.

Reduced
fee $17

Register

Pensioner
fee $8.50

Register

 

I am not sure what category my cat is

Please call our customer service team on 03 8470 8888 for help

Alternatively, you can complete a written application for pet registration. We will assess your application and invoice you accordingly.

Download pet
registration form

The fees above are valid until 10 April 2023.

Dogs

Register your dog for the first time with Darebin

If you have never registered your dog with Darebin, choose the registration button that applies to you and your dog.

A once-only $6 administration fee also applies to each new pet registration.

My dog is ...

Fee

Pensioner's fee

Non-desexed dog

You must provide proof that your dog has been microchipped

Standard
fee $84

Register

Pensioner
fee $42

Register

Desexed dog

Proof of microchipping and desexing is required

Reduced

fee $28

Register

Pensioner
fee $14

Register 

Dog over 10 years old

Proof of microchipping is required

Reduced
fee $28

Register

Pensioner
fee $14

Register

Dog registered with an organisation

Dogs that are registered with one of the following organisations:

  • Dogs Victoria (Victorian Canine Association)
  • Master Breeders and Associates

Current paid certificate of membership is required.

Reduced
fee $28

Register

Pensioner
fee $14

Register

Dog with approved obedience training

Dogs that have achieved a certificate recognised by the Dogs Victoria (Victorian Canine Association) from these approved obedience training associations:

A copy of the certificate is required

Reduced
fee $28

Register

Pensioner
fee $14

Register

Dangerous, menacing or restricted breed dogs

These dogs cannot be registered online.

Please call our customer service team on 03 8470 8888 for further information.

Fee $310

Call customer service
for assistance

One free registration for pensioners

Pensioners get one free animal registration yearly for each household. This applies to the lowest-cost animal registered at the property. This offer does not apply to declared dangerous, menacing dogs or restricted breed dogs.

To be eligible for a discount, you must be the holder of a current Pensioner Concession Card (Centrelink, or Veterans’ Affairs) or Department of Veteran Affairs Gold Card which specifies TPI or War Widow. Discounts do not apply for Health Care Card holders.

For applicants that are not eligible for a pensioner free registration, we will provide you an invoice at the pensioner reduced rate.

Download pet
registration form

I am not sure what category my dog is

Please call our customer service team on 03 8470 8888 for help. 

Alternatively, you can complete a written application for pet registration. We will assess your application and invoice you accordingly.

 

Download pet
registration form

The fees above are valid until 10 April 2023.

 

What your pet registration includes

When you register your dog or cat, you receive a lifetime tag with a unique number that must be fastened to your pet's collar.

You pet registration includes:

  • a "Return Home" service - if your registered pet is collected by a Darebin ranger, every attempt will be made to contact you with the aim of returning you pet to you as quickly as possible
  • a 24/7 emergency collection service
  • a pound service, the Epping Animal Welfare Facility, that is currently run by the Cities of Whittlesea, Merri-bek and Darebin. If your animal is currently registered and wearing its Darebin registration tag, you will be contacted as soon as possible to collect your pet
  • a program to subsidise the de-sexing of pets living in Darebin and regular discounted microchipping days
  • part of the registration fee includes the state government levy which is used to help provide education programs for schools and preschools as well as adults. The levy is also used to fund state government research into dog and cat welfare and control issues
  • one free pet registration per household for pensioners (the cheaper pet will receive the free registration where there are multiple pets per household).

If you move house, update your contact details with us to allow us to quickly reunite you with your pet.

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