Register your pet

All dogs and cats (unless exempt) must be microchipped from 12 weeks of age and lifetime registered from 6 months of age.

Discounted registration fees apply to cats that are de-sexed by four months of age and dogs that are de-sexed by six months of age. 

Microchipping

A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and is inserted under your pet's skin between their shoulders. If your pet gets lost and is found, the microchip can be scanned and the unique identification number can be matched to your contact details. You can keep your contact details up-to-date on the NSW pet register.

All cats and dogs in NSW, other than exempt cats and dogs, must be microchipped by 12 weeks of age, or before being sold or given away, whichever happens first. Penalties may apply for failing to microchip your pet. 

Your local vet can microchip your pet and give you a certificate of identification that has their microchip number on it.

Registration fees

The registration fee is a once-only payment, which covers the cat or dog for its lifetime in NSW, regardless of any changes in ownership. To see a full list of fees and charges for registering your pet head to the Pet Registry NSW website.

Discounted registration fees apply to cats that are de-sexed by four months of age and dogs that are de-sexed by six months of age. Having your cat or dog de-sexed prior to registration helps to reduce straying, fighting and aggression and antisocial behaviour, such as spraying to mark territory. It also helps to reduce the number of unwanted pets born each year. 

Registration fees are used by Council to provide animal management related services to the community. 

Register online

All cats and dogs, other than exempt cats and dogs, must be registered by six months of age. Penalties may apply for failing to register your cat or dog.

You will need:

  • your animal's certificate of identification which the vet would have given you when your pet was microchipped, or the people who gave or sold the pet to you* 
  • proof of de-sexing, if this applies to your animal
  • any concession card (pensioner rates only apply to de-sexed animals), and
  • your credit or bank card details ready for the online payment for the registration fees.

* If you don't know your pet's microchip number, you can ask your vet to scan your pet and provide you with a Verification of Existing Microchip Form.

You can register your pet on the NSW Pet Registry website.

 See more information on how to register

 You can also update your contact details, report your pet missing, transfer ownership and pay most lifetime registration fees on NSW Pet Registry website

Pets registered interstate?

Companion Animals registered interstate need to be registered in NSW.  Pet registration in NSW is a one off lifetime fee. We recommend attending Council in person, bringing any paperwork you have as this will assist us in transferring your animal to the NSW Registry. 

Register in person

All cats and dogs, other than exempt cats and dogs, must be registered by six months of age. Penalties may apply for failing to register your cat or dog.

You can register your pet by dropping in to our Customer Service Centre.

You will need to bring:

  • your animal's certificate of identification which the vet would have given you when your pet was microchipped, or the people who gave or sold the pet to you* 
  • proof of de-sexing, if this applies to your animal
  • any concession card (pensioner rates only apply to de-sexed animals), and
  • payment for the registration fees.

* If you don't know your pet's microchip number, you can ask your vet to scan your pet and provide you with a Verification of Existing Microchip Form.

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