Resources to promote responsible pet ownership, including information on registration, desexing, cleaning up after your dog, and leashing requirements.
To help keep pets safe, all pet owners are required by law to microchip and register their cat or dog with their local council.
What to do if you have lost your pet or if you have found an animal.
Every Victorian council is required to prepare a domestic animal management plan at four-yearly intervals.
Dangerous, menacing and restricted breed dogs are treated differently by law.
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There are many known benefits to pet ownership but there are many important things to consider before purchasing a pet.
See more Buying a pet
Microchipping and registration make it easier to identify and return impounded cats and dogs.
See more Microchipping
The City of Melbourne recommends that cats and dogs be desexed if they are not intended for breeding. Registration fees are reduced for desexed animals.
See more Desexing
The City of Melbourne requires dogs to be leashed in all public areas of the municipality except for designated off-leash areas in parks.
See more Walking your dog
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