Registering your dog or cat helps us to reunite you quickly if they become lost.
If your pet is already registered with Frankston City Council, we will send you a letter each year in March when your pet registration is due for renewal.
You will need the details from your renewal notice to make the payment.
You can renew your pet registration in the following ways:
Renew dog registration online
Renew cat registration online
You can pay by cash, cheque, money order, EFTPOS or Credit Card (Visa or Mastercard) in person.
Present your renewal notice with payment at any Council Customer Service Centre. See the Visit Us page to find your nearest Customer Service Centre.
Using a Visa, Mastercard or debit card you can call 1300 721 138. Please have your renewal notice on hand.
Follow the instructions on your renewal notice to pay by mail.
Please note: receipts not issued for mail payments
To register your pet for the first time with Frankston City Council, you will need:
Please note: If the owner of a dog or cat is under the age of 18 years then their parent or guardian is to be listed as the pet owner, as per the Domestic Animals Act 1994.
You can register your pet in two ways:
Please have a Visa or Mastercard credit/debit card ready to pay the non-refundable registration fee (Amex/Diners cards not accepted online).
Please note: You cannot register Restricted Breed, Declared Dangerous or Declared Menacing dogs online – please call us for advice.
If you are unable to pay online by credit/debit card, download and complete the Dog and cat registration form(PDF, 977KB) and return to a Council customer service centre. Please see our Visit Us page for your closest centre.
Please see the annual registration fees below
(pro-rata rate may be applicable)
Annual fee for eligible pension card holder*
(pro-rata rate may be applicable)
Desexed dog/cat (compulsory)
Dog/Cat with temporary desexing exemption from a vet
Dog/Cat with permanent desexing exemption from a vet
Dog/cat kept for breeding at a registered domestic animal business
Dog that has undergone obedience training that complies with the regulations
Dog/Cat Association Membership (must present pedigree certificate & current animal association membership card)
Declared dogs (dangerous/menacing/restricted)
Registered foster carers
Guide dogs and government service dogs
Animals adopted from The Lost Dog's Home (must show proof of purchase)
Free (for first registration period)
*Eligible pension card holders must provide a copy of their pension card. See below for a list of accepted pension cards.
Pet owners who have one of the following Pension cards receive the discounted pension fee for registration (excluding Declared dogs):
If you have moved house or changed other contact details.
Update your pet registration details here
Don't forget to also update your details with the relevant microchipping agency by visiting the Pet Address website.
If your pet has sadly passed away, please notify us so we can update the records.
Notify us of a deceased pet
If you need to transfer ownership of an animal, please download and complete the Animal Registration Ownership Transfer Form(PDF, 314KB).
If you hold a current pensioner concession card or gold DVA concession card then you may be eligible for a concession rate on your pet registration (50% discount on most registration types).
Please email a photo or scanned copy of your concession card to email@example.com.
Please note: you are not eligible if you have a low income healthcare card.