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Registration Requirements for Companion Animals in NSW

All dogs and cats over the age of six months are required under the Companion Animals Act 1998 to be lifetime registered. Registrations are transferable from one Council area to another within the State of New South Wales.

How to Lifetime Register your Companion Animal?

Visit the NSW Pet Registry website at www.petregistry.nsw.gov.au to complete the registration of your companion animal and pay the relevant fees. You will be required to create a profile and a login to access this site. From here, you can register an animal, pay the relevant fees, update your details, and transfer ownership of the animal.

If you are a registered breeder that is seeking a discounted registration fee, you will need to visit Council’s administration centre to complete the process. You will be required to submit copies of your breeder certificates. Owners of assistance animals, working dogs and pensioners (other than aged pensioners) will also be required to attend Council’s administration centre to register their animals.

For further information regarding the registration requirements of companion animals in NSW, please visit www.petregistry.nsw.gov.au/#/faq