Registration is required under the Companion Animals Act 1998 (external link) for all dogs and cats before they turn six months of age. The legislation provides for an on-the-spot penalty of $275 for failure to comply.
The registration fee is a once-only payment and covers lifetime registration in NSW, even if pet ownership changes.
Lifetime registration fees can now be paid online at the NSW Pet Registry website (external link).
If you are unable to access the online registry you can register your cat or dog at the Civic Centre. Please make sure you bring the following items with you:
Further information on how to register your cat or dog may be obtained from Council's Companion Animal Officer on (02) 4868-0888.
|Undesexed cat or dog||$201|
|Desexed cat or dog||$55|
|Desexed cat or dog, owned by a pensioner||$23|
|Desexed cat or dog, purchased from a pound/shelter||$27.50|
|Dog or cat, owned by a recognised breeder||$55|
You must update the Companion Animals Register when:
You can update these details online at the NSW Pet Registry website (external link) or by submitting the appropriate form to Council.
Notification of deceased animal form (PDF 38.9KB)
Download other notification forms from the Office of Local Government website (external link).