Pets and animals

The Greater Geelong region has one of the largest animal populations of any Victorian municipality, with almost 38,000 cats and dogs registered in 2021.

Registration renewals by email

Getting registration renewals by email is quick and saves money. You’ll need your last renewal letter handy.


Pet registrations run from 10 April in each year and must be renewed annually.

Our region is home to hundreds of walking tracks, parks and recreation reserves where people can take their dogs.

Other helpful information

Animal welfare

If you have a concern about the welfare of any animal, pet or livestock, contact the RSPCA for advice and assistance.