Dogs and cats should be registered from six months of age on the NSW Pet Register. Some pets may need an annual permit too.
Follow the steps below to register your pet.
Registering your pet can be done online or in person.
Different fees apply based on whether your pet is de-sexed, is a breeding animal or a service/assistance animal.
Note: If your contact details change, you can update your registration details at NSW Pet Registry.
Registration is a one off fee for the lifetime of the pet.
Registration + Late Fee*
Dog - de-sexed
(by 6 months)
Dog - not de-sexed or de-sexed after 6 months
Dog - breeding
(by recognised breeder)
Cat - de-sexed or not de-sexed
Cat - de-sexed
*You’ll be required to pay the late fee amount if you don’t register within 28 days of your dog or cat reaching six months of age
In addition to registration, you’ll also need an annual permit if your pet falls into one of the following categories:
Permit + Late Fee*
Cat - not de-sexed or de-sexed after 4 months
Dog - declared dangerous
Dog - restricted breed
You’ll be required to pay the late fee amount if:
In NSW, all cats and dogs are required to be microchipped:
Microchipping is done by your local vet and ensures your pet can be located easily if lost. Make sure you keep your details up to date in NSW Pet Registry so you can be contacted if your pet is found.
The registration fee is a once-only payment and covers lifetime registration in NSW, even if pet ownership changes.
Your registration details will be recorded on the NSW Pet Registery.