Pets and animals

We have one of the largest animal populations of any Victorian municipality, and currently have over 45,000 registered dogs and cats.

Pet registrations run from 10 April in each year and must be renewed annually.


Our region is home to hundreds of walking tracks, parks and recreation reserves where people can take their dogs.


Having pets at home is great, but owners need to be good neighbours and protect the health, safety and amenity if their neighbourhood.


Animal welfare

If you have a concern about the welfare of any animal, pet or livestock, contact the RSPCA for advise and assistance.