Refund of current animal registration fees

All dogs and cat over the age of three months must be registered with the municipality in which they are kept, and the animal registration period runs from 10 April to 9 April each year. After 31 October each year a 50% pro rata amount of the relevant fee applies to new registrations.

From time to time Council receives requests for registration fees to be refunded in the event their pet has died.

Refunds are permissible in the following terms:

  1.  A written request is provided that states the reasons why the refund is being requested.
  2. 100% of the fee may be refunded up to, but not after 10 June annually.
  3. 50% of the fee paid may be refunded between 11 June and 10 October annually.
  4. Refunds are not available after 10 October annually.
  5. After 10 October and before 9 April, in circumstances where a registered animal has passed away and a new animal is being registered for the first time at the same address, the new animal can be registered free of charge.

Please complete the form below and return to Council if you wish to request a refund of your current pet registration fee:

Animal Registration Refund Application(PDF, 246KB)

Proof of the animal death must be provided.

This approach acknowledges that animal registration is mandatory under State law and that animal registration fees subsidise a range of animal management and welfare services. Importantly, Council is liable to collect a levy of $4.00 (indexed annually) per cat and dog registered with Council as at 1 July each year, with the levy being subject to annual increases.