Desexing Your Pet


Desexing is a common surgical procedure that permanently sterilises male and female animals and is an important part of responsible pet ownership.

Benefits of Desexing your pet:

  • When desexed, your pet is less likely to suffer from certain illnesses such as mammary cancer and uterine infections in females, and prostate problems in males.
  • Desexing reduces behavioural problems such as roaming, aggression and marking.
  • Desexing prevents unwanted litters and helps reduce the amount of animals ending up in shelters.
  • If your pet is desexed, you qualify for discounts to lifetime registration and for cat owners, will mean you are not required to may for annual permits.

Desexing Subsidy for Residents

Did you know Council has a desexing subsidy to assist pension card holders with the cost of desexing. You can receive up to $100 rebate, conditions apply.

Apply Online or download a paper form here.

For help accessing the subsidy or for more information contact Council on 1300 362 170 or email us at