A range domestic pets must be registered with the local municipal council in a number of Australian states and territories.
Victorian Domestic Animals Act 1994
Section 10 of the Victorian Domestic Animals Act 1994 states that:
(1) The owner of a dog or cat must apply to register that dog or cat with the Council of the municipal district in which the dog or cat is kept, if the animal is over 3 months old.
(2) The owner of a dog or cat which is registered must apply for renewal of the registration of that dog or cat with the Council of the municipal district in which the dog or cat is kept, before the expiration of the current registration.
(3) If a person is making an application under subsection (1) in relation to a dog, that person must include with the application a declaration as to whether or not the dog in respect of which the application is made is a restricted breed dog.
(4) This section does not apply in relation to a dog or
cat that is being kept at an animal shelter or Council pound that is a domestic animal business conducted on premises that are registered under section 47.