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Register my pet or renew registration

All pet owners must microchip and register their cat or dog with their local council.

You can also renew, update or cancel your pet's registration.

Renew your registration

It's easy to renew your pet's registration online. All you need is your animal reference number. You can find this at the top right of your renewal notice.

You should receive your animal renewal notice at the end of February.

If you don’t renew your registration by 10 April each year you may be liable for an infringement notice.

Renew your cat registration

Renew your dog registration

Register your pet

It's quick and easy to register your pet. You must register any dog or cat over 3 months of age and renew their registration by 10 April each year.

There is a fee to register your dog or cat. Some residents may be eligible for a reduced registration fee.

We aim to process your new pet registration within 10 business days.

Register your cat or dog

Update your details

You can update the details of a registered animal at Knox via our online form.

You can make changes to your animal's registration, such as:

  • changing your contact details
  • reporting that the animal is deceased or no longer residing in Knox

Please provide the animal's tag number or the reference number. You can find this on your most recent registration renewal notice.

We aim to update your details within 10 business days.

Update your details

Update your address

Always make sure your pet details are correct and current with Council. Up-to-date information is vital in helping us reunite lost pets with their owners.

We aim to update your details within 10 business days.

Update your address details

Update a microchip

Any information stored on your pet's microchipped is not kept by Council.

You should update your pet's details with the relevant microchip registry. If you are not sure which registry your pets details are with, visit Pet Address to find out.

Cancel your registration

You must tell us if you stop being the owner of a pet. This may be because the pet has passed away or is now living elsewhere. If the pet still lives in Knox, the new owner must complete a new registration form.

Cancel your registration

Unregistered animals

We conduct random door-knocks throughout the area to check for unregistered animals. Owners of any unregistered dogs and cats will receive an infringement notice.

Keeping extra animals

If you have more than two dogs or cats, you need to apply for a permit to keep multiple pets.

Pet identification tags

We provide lifetime tags for pet registration.

Your pet should wear the tag at all times. Fines apply if your pet is found outside your premises without its council tag.

If you damage or lose a tag, contact us for a replacement.

Request a replacement tag

Lost pets

If your pet becomes lost, the council tag will ensure they can be returned home quickly.

Learn more about lost and wandering pets in Knox.

Need help?

Contact us and we will get back to you.

Or call our Community Laws department on 9298 8000.

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