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Register Your Pet

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

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.

To see a full list of fees and charges for registering your pet head to the Office of Local Government website.

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.

  • 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