Lithgow Animal Shelter

Lithgow Animal Shelter will have limited public access from Monday 30th March due to COVID 19 restrictions

The outbreak of COVID 19 has placed State Government restrictions on social distancing during all public contact. Council has recently closed its Customer Service Centre to public contact. In keeping with these restrictions the Lithgow Animal Shelter will have limited public access from Monday March 30th.

Members of the public will only be able to attend the shelter between 3 & 4 pm weekdays by appointment with Councils Rangers.  Appointments can be arranged for the collection of lost animals or the adoption of a new pet. During these exchanges person to person contact will be reduced through the use of the animal drop box.

As an interim arrangement during this period the animal drop boxes will be closed to the public after hours and on weekends. No voluntary surrenders of animals will be accepted during this period. Council appreciates your understanding during this time.

Lithgow City Council Animal Shelter is located off Geordie Street, Lithgow.

Drop off boxes are located at the front gate.

Opening hours for public access and enquiries are 3-4pm Monday – Friday.

All release fees are to be paid at Councils customer service located at 180 Mort Street Lithgow (the associated fees must be paid before the release of your animal).

Cashiers are open from 8.30 am to 4.00 pm.

All enquires please phone Council’s customer service on 02 6354 9999.


Where do I get my dog or cat micro-chipped and/or desexed?

Bowenfels Vet Clinic 
1115 Great Western Highway, Bowenfels NSW 2790
Ph:  02 6351 2500

Lithgow Veterinary Hospital 
239 Main Street, Lithgow NSW 2790
Ph: 02 6351 3269

Hartley Vet & Animal Centre 
5 Baaners Lane, Hartley NSW 2790
 Ph: 02 6355 2272


Rescue groups that support Lithgow City Council’s Animal Shelter

Australian Working Dog Rescue –

RSPCA Katoomba –

Hearts for Animals –