Animal Infringements

The table below lists the most commonly issued animal related infringements in Baw Baw Shire.

Please ensure you are aware of your responsibilities to avoid receiving a fine.

 Description Cost 
Failure to register a dog or cat   $385
Failure to renew a dog or cat registration $385
Dog at large (day) $288
Dog at large (night) $385
Cat at large


No dog/cat identification marker   $96
Dog/cat being a nuisance $96
Non-serious injury caused by a dog attack $481
Allowing a dog to rush at or chase a person $192
Pound release fee (per animal) $165.00
Day fees for impounded animal $30.00
Microchipping fee $75.00
Registration fee (varies, please see Dog Registration or Cat Registration)  

Infringements change annually and may vary. Infringements must be paid by the due date. Failure to pay the infringement by the due date may result in further enforcement action being taken and incurring further costs.

If objecting to your fine, an application for an internal review must be received by Baw Baw Shire Council providing your full details before the due date as shown on the front of the infringement notice. Your objection should outline the reasons you believe that special consideration should be given. You will be notified in writing of the outcome of your objection.

You may be eligible to apply to pay the infringement under a payment plan. Please phone 5624 2411 during business hours for more information.