Register your Pet

Registering your cat or dog in NSW is for life and is a two-step process: 

  1. Microchip your cat or dog by 12 weeks of age or before being sold or given away.
  2. See categories below. Click the 'Register Your Pet Online' button to register.

Register your pet online
You can also register your pet in person at Council's Customer Service Centre or a Service NSW office. When registering in person, you must bring records showing proof of ownership, microchip number and desexing certificate supplied by vet.

DOG 2020/21 Lifetime Registration Fees  (fees increase with CPI from 1 July each year)

Fee

Desexed dog (by relevant age)
Registration fee for a dog desexed by six months of age.
Sterilisation certificate or clear receipt from a vet or statutory declaration required.

$60

Desexed dog (by relevant age eligible pensioner)
Dog owned by an eligible pensioner and desexed by six months of age.
Sterilisation certificate or statutory declaration & current pensioner concession card required.

$26

Desexed dog (sold by Pound/Shelter)
Desexed dog sold by an eligible pound/shelter.

$30

Not Desexed or Desexed dog (after relevant age)
Combined registration fee and additional fee for a dog not desexed by six months of age.

$216

Not Desexed dog (not recommended)
Dog with written notification from a vet that it should not be desexed.

$60

Not Desexed dog (recognised breeder)
Dog not desexed and kept by a recognised breeder for breeding purposes.

Requires proof of current membership of Dogs NSW or any other body approved by the Chief Executive and documentation verifying the dog is of a breed accepted by the recognised breeder body, and a signed statement from the member that the animal is to be kept for breeding purposes.

$60

Retired Greyhounds 
Are required to be microchipped and registered as a companion animal, fees as above.
 
 

Recognised Assistance Animal
Animal under 6 months of age training to be an assistance animal, for example, a guide dog.

Requires a statement from a recognised assistance animal organisation eg NSW Guide Dog Association that the animal is trained, or is being trained, as an assistance animal and is used as an assistance animal.

Free

Working dog 
Requires assessment by Council's rangers that the dog is primarily used for droving, tending, working or protecting of stock.

Free

Dog in Service of State
Dog in the service of the State, for example, a police dog.
Free
 

CAT 2020/21 Lifetime Registration Fees  (fees increase with CPI from 1 July each year)

Fee

Desexed / non-desexed cat
Sterilisation certificate or clear receipt from a vet or statutory declaration required.
Annual registration fees also apply from 1 July 2020 for non-desexed cats (see table below).

$50

Cat owned by Eligible Pensioner
Cats desexed by relevant age owned by Eligible pensioner.
Sterilisation certificate or statutory declaration & current pensioner concession card required.

$26

Desexed cat sold by Pound/Shelter
Desexed cat sold by an eligible pound/shelter.

$25

Non-desexed cat  (not recommended)
Cat with written notification from a vet that it should not be desexed.

$50

Non-desexed cat - Recognised Breeder
Requires proof of current membership of  NSW Cat Fanciers Assoc, Waratah State Cat Alliance or any other body approved by the Chief Executive and documentation verifying the cat is of a breed accepted by the recognised breeder body, and a signed statement from the member that the animal is to be kept for breeding purposes.

$50

Annual Permit Fees apply from 1 July 2020  (fees may increase from 1 July each year)

Permit Fee

Including Late Fee

Non-desexed cat
from 1 July 2020 owners of cats not desexed by four months of age will be required to pay this annual permit fee in addition to their one-off lifetime pet registration fee.

$80

$97

Dog declared Dangerous and Restricted Breed
from 1 July 2020 owners of dogs of a restricted breed or declared to be dangerous will also be required to pay an annual permit fee in addition to their one-off lifetime pet registration fee.

$195 $212


All dogs must wear a collar around their neck and a name tag showing the dog's name, owner's name and address or telephone number.

All cats must wear a collar around their neck with a name tag showing cat's name, owner's name and address or telephone number or microchip number.

These only apply while the animal is not on the property of which the owner is the occupier.