Register your pet


register your pet

Your pet dogs and cats must be microchipped and registered with Council before six months of age. If you move house you must update your details with us.


All dogs and cats must be microchipped at point of sale or upon change of ownership, or by 12 weeks of age - whichever comes first. Microchipping ensures we can identify your pet and contact you if it becomes lost.

Your pet can be microchipped at any local vet.

View a list of local animal pound and vets


Once you’ve registered your pet, it’s registered for the rest of its life in NSW.

Online registration and payment

Important - Before you go online to register your pet please make sure you have all the relevant paperwork to attach as part of the process. This includes the following (where relevant):

  • De-sexing certificate from the vet
  • Copy of pension card
  • Documentation of proof of purchase from the pound or registered shelter. Please note ONLY the following options are applicable; a NSW Council Pound, Animal Welfare League (AWL), Cat Protection Society, or RSPCA
  • Documentation from a Breeders Association

Click here for dog or cat registration

Registration fees

Animal Registration fee
Desexed animal $55*

Animal under 6 months not desexed


Desexed animal owned by eligible pensioner $23*
Undesexed animal $201
Undesexed animal owned by breeder registered with Dogs NSW $55*
Desexed animal sold by pound or shelter $27.50     

*To claim reduced fees, you must show your desexing certificate, pensioner card or breeder card when registering.

The above prices were implemented as of 18 July 2016.

Update your registration

It’s important to ensure your pet’s microchip details are up to date – this includes changes in contact details, changes in ownership, changes in address, or the death of the animal.

For more information see our Update Your Details Flyer (pdf. 645KB)