How do I register my pet?
All dogs and cats need to be lifetime registered when 6 months old or over. All dogs and cats covered by the Companion Animal Act 1998 also need to be microchipped.
Microchipping can be done by your local vet and is a safe way of ensuring that your pet will be returned to you if it is found wandering or stray.
Microchipping and lifetime registration applies to all cats and dogs which are born, or who change owners, after 1 July 1999. From this date your kitten or dog (but not your already owned cat) must be microchipped and registered. This form of registration is a one off payment and covers the entire life of the animal.
To register your dog or cat just call into Council's offices and bring with you your animal's certificate of identification, which you would have received when your pet was microchipped. You also need to bring with you proof of desexing, if this applies to your animal, and any concession card should you be seeking a pensioner rate. Pensioner rates only apply to desexed animals.
Registration fees to 30 June 2017
$195 for a non desexed animal
$53 for a desexed animal (proof required)
$22 for a desexed animal owned by an eligible pensioner (proof required)
$53 for an animal owned by a registered breeder (copy of current membership required)
$26.50 for a desexed animal sold by an eligable pound or shelter
Nil for Bona fide working dogs and Assistance animals (conditions apply)
For more information contact Council's Customer Service on (02) 6648 4000.
Companion Animal Website - Office of Local Government
The Office of Local Government is responsible for pet registrations in NSW. Their website has forms, brochures and information about keeping Companion Animals including the forms listed below.
Forms can be downloaded from this link
- P1A - Permanent Identification Form
- R2 - Lifetime Registration Form
- C3A - Change of Owner/Details Form
- C3C - Change of Address Notice
- M1 - Verification of Existing Microchip Form
Pet Town - A Website Promoting Responsible Pet Ownership
The NSW Government has created a learning tool to assist children in grade levels K-2 in responsible pet ownership and dog safety.
Victor and Victoria's Pet Town