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. 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
|Dog - Desexed (by relevant age)
|Dog - Desexed (by relevant age eligible pensioner)
|Dog - Desexed (sold by pound / shelter)
|Dog - Not Desexed or Desexed (after relevant age)
||$216 (60 + 156 additional fee)
|Dog - Not Desexed (not recommended)
|Dog - Not Desexed (recognised breeder)
|Dog - working
|Dog - service of the state
|Cat - Desexed or Not Desexed (*)
|(*) Cat - Not Desexed - additional annual permit
|Cat - Desexed (by relevant age) - eligible pensioner
|Cat - Desexed (sold by pound / shelter)
|Cat - Not Desexed (not recommended)
|Cat - Not Desexed (recognised breeder)
*To claim reduced fees, you must show your desexing certificate, pensioner card or breeder card when registering.
The above prices were implemented as of 1 July 2020.
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. 570KB) .
Some important laws cover the rights and responsibilities of pets, pet owners and Council, including:
National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974
Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979
Impounding Act 1993
Companion Animals Act 1998
Plans and policies
Fauna Management Policy (pdf. 198KB)
Biodiversity Strategy (pdf. 1MB)