All cats and dogs in NSW must be registered by 6 months of age. A one-off registration fee applies for the lifetime of the cat or dog, even if the owner changes. Owners are also encouraged to desex their animals and a reduced registration fee applies to desexed animal registrations.
Visit the NSW Pet Registry to add your pet to the registry, update ownership details, pay your pet's one-off registration fee, have your pets microchip verified, and update your pet's details if purchased from the pound or a shelter.
Change of address with NSW Pet Registry
If you have moved and need to update the registration details of your pet, you can email a completed Change of address form(PDF, 315KB) to Council or update the details through NSW Pet Registry.
Find out about Microchipping your pet(s)
In NSW, the Companion Animals Act sets out the rules for pet ownership. This includes the requirement for all cats and dogs to be microchipped and registered.
- Your dog or cat must be microchipped by and registered by 6 months of age.
- By 4 months your cat should be desexed. An annual permit is required for cats that are desexed after this age.
- Additional fees also apply for dogs that are not desexed, restricted breeds and dogs that are declared dangerous.
Failure to microchip your pet may result in a penalty notice.
Find out more about Microchipping
You can find out more information about the fees involved in registering your pet(s) in Council's Fees and Charges.
Find more information about the requirements and regulations around keeping pets and other animals here.