Annual permits for non-desexed cats and dangerous / restricted dogs

The NSW Government is introducing annual permits for non-desexed cats and restricted and dangerous dogs as part of its commitment to responsible pet ownership and improving animal welfare standards.

From 1 July 2020 owners of cats not desexed by four months of age are required to pay an $80 annual permit fee in addition to their lifetime registration fee.

Owners of dogs of a restricted breed or formally declared to be dangerous are required to pay a $195 annual permit fee in addition to their lifetime registration fee.

Exemptions are in place for cats that are lifetime registered by 1 July 2020, those kept for breeding purposes by members of recognised breeding bodies, and cats which cannot be de-sexed for medical reasons. 

More information

Office of Local Government - annual permits

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