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Dog & Cat Registration Fees

How to Register Your Cat or Dog

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:

  • Applicable fee. 
  • Signed Lifetime Registration (R2) Form (external link). A paper version of this form is also available from Customer Service (internal link).
  • Copy of your cat or dog's Permanent Identification (P1A) Form or Verification of Existing Microchip (M1) Form completed by an Authorised Identifier, or Certificate of Identification.
  • Proof of desexing, if applicable. This may take the form of a Certificate of Sterilisation or receipt containing microchip number from a Vet or a statutory declaration from a previous owner stating that the cat or dog has been desexed and is permanently incapable of reproduction.
  • Pensioner concession card or registered breeder identification, if applicable.

Further information on how to register your cat or dog may be obtained from Council's Companion Animal Officer on (02) 4868-0888.



Fee schedule for lifetime registration of your pet.

Undesexed cat or dog$207
Desexed cat or dog$57
Desexed cat or dog, owned by a pensioner$24
Desexed cat or dog, purchased from a pound/shelter$28.50
Dog or cat, owned by a recognised breeder$57


Change of Ownership or Address and Missing or Deceased Animals

You must update the Companion Animals Register when: 

  • You sell or give your animal away.
  • You change your address or other contact details.
  • Your animal dies or has been missing for more than three days.


You can update these details online at the NSW Pet Registry website (external link) or by submitting the appropriate form to Council.

 pdf iconNotification of deceased animal form (PDF 38.9KB)

Download other notification forms from the Office of Local Government website (external link).

Last Updated: July 2nd, 2018
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