Refund of current animal registration fees

All dogs and cats in Monash aged over three months must be microchipped and registered. 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

Refunds are permissible in the following terms:

  1. A written request, that states the reasons why the refund is being requested, is provided.
  2. 100% of the fee paid 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.
  6. Deceased animal - it is possible to ask for a refund, however no refunds are granted after 1 July each year, as we have to make a payment to the state government for each registered animal.

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, 900KB)

Proof of an animal’s death or desexing must be provided.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, refunds are being done by electronic bank transfer instead of by cheque.

The animal registration is mandatory under State law. The animal registration fees subsidise a range of animal management and welfare services. Importantly Council is liable to collect a levy of $4.16 per cat and dog registered with Council as at 1 July each year with the levy being subject to annual increases.