Source Number (VIC Only)
From 1 July 2019, everyone who advertises a puppy, kitten, dog or cat for sale or give away in Victoria will need a source number from the Pet Exchange Register. Source numbers are valid for one year and can be renewed annually for as long as you need it. There is no fee to enrol during the first full year of operation. An annual fee will be introduced from 1 July 2020.
If you are a registered domestic animal business or voluntarily enrolled foster carer with your local council, there is no need to register as a source number will be provided to you before 1 July 2019 with instructions for use. Everyone else who advertises a puppy, kitten, dog or cat for sale or give away in Victoria from 1 July 2019 will need to register here for a source number.
For more information including how to register, search or report a concern, visit