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Animals - FAQ

Frequently asked questions

Why can’t I pay my animal registration when I pay my rates?

Rates are due for payment in February, however renewal notices for Animal registration aren’t sent out until early March, for payment on or before 10th April.

Do I get a new tag each time I renew my animal registration?

No. Although the registration fee is payable yearly, the registration tag is retained for five (5) years when a new tag will be issued with renewal notices. New registration tags were issued in 2013 and are valid until 2018.

What if my pet loses its tag?

Contact Customer Service at the South Gippsland Shire Council on 5662 9200 and a replacement tag will be issued at no cost. Your animal registration records will then be modified to reflect the new tag details.

What if my pet’s details change?

Contact Customer Service at the South Gippsland Shire Council on 03 5662 9200 and your animal’s record will be updated.

What if my pet dies?

Contact Customer Service at the South Gippsland Shire Council on 03 5662 9200 and they will ensure that your animal registration records are modified to reflect that the animal is deceased.

What if I move location, either within South Gippsland or to another municipality?

You will need to fill out an Animal Registration Change of Ownership And/Or Change of Animal Location form.

What if I take on ownership of someone else’s pet?

You will need to fill out an Animal Registration Change of Ownership. This forms need to be completed so that your animal records can be updated or closed off. You should also check with Council to ensure that the animal’s registration is currently paid up.