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.
Local animal pound, vets and animal welfare organisations
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.
Register your pet
Dog - Desexed (by relevant age - before 6 months) $66.
Dog - Desexed (by relevant age - before 6 months and owned by eligible pensioner) $27.
Dog - Desexed (sold by Approved pound / shelter) $0.
Dog - Not Desexed or Desexed (after relevant age) $224.
Dog - Not Desexed (with a written notification from a veterinarian that it should not be desexed) $66.
Dog - Not Desexed (recognised breeder) $66.
Dog - working $0.
Dog - service of the state $0.
Assistance animal $0.
Cat - Desexed (before 4 months as of July 2020) $56.
Cat - Not Desexed by relevant age (before 4 months as of July 2020) $137 ($56 + one off Permit Fee $81).
Cat - Not Desexed $56 (+ *Annual Permit Fee $81).
*Please note: Cat - Not Desexed will require an additional Annual Permit Fee of $81 every year until Desexed.
Cat - Not Desexed (with a written notification from a veterinarian that it should not be desexed) $56.
Cat - Desexed (by relevant age and owned by an eligible pensioner) $27.
Cat - Desexed (sold by Approved pound / shelter) $0.
Cat - Not Desexed (recognised breeder) $56.
*To claim reduced fees, you must show your desexing certificate, pensioner card or breeder card when registering.
The above prices were implemented from 1 July 2021.
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.
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