Animals

Pets are an important part of families. They provide unconditional affection, support in times of need and bring peace of mind. They also help teach children about compassion and responsibility. In this section you will find information on pet registration, looking after your pet, lost and found pets, problems with animals. wildlife and animal rescue.

All dogs and cats over three (3) months of age must be microchipped and registered with Council.  If you own livestock, there are council regulations and state legal requirements you must comply with if you own a farm animal. 

Animal Lifetime Tags
Due to high volume of transactions around this time, Council is experiencing delay in issuing Animal Lifetime Tags.
While the Tag must be attached to your pet’s collar, owners are allowed to walk their pet as long as the animal is currently registered and they have adequate control.
Registered owners would have received a separate email after their online application of their proof of animal registration with the Lifetime Tag awaiting to arrive.
If you need a tag for an animal boarding house, insurance purposes, or any other urgent reasons, please email animals@melton.vic.gov.au.