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. There are two ways you can register you pet - either in person or online.
Register in person
Bring your form and payment to our Customer Service Centre.
If you haven't received your Certificate of Registration within three weeks of sending in your application, please contact us.
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 Registration
Click here for CAT Registration
Animal under 6 months not desexed
|Desexed animal owned by eligible pensioner
|Undesexed animal owned by breeder registered with Dogs NSW
|Desexed animal sold by pound or shelter
*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)