Pet registration

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. 

Register your pet

Registering your pet can be done online or in person.

Step 1.When you register, you’ll need: 

  • Your animal’s certificate of identification – which you receive when your pet is microchipped
  • Proof of de-sexing – if applicable

Step 2.Check the registration fee

Different fees apply based on whether your pet is de-sexed, is a breeding animal or a service/assistance animal. 

Step 3.Online registration:

Step 4.In person registration:

  • At any Service NSW outlet
  • At any of our council offices located in Port Macquarie, Wauchope and Laurieton.

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. 

Dogs 

Registration Type

Registration Fee

Registration + Late Fee*

Dog - de-sexed
(by 6 months)

$66

 

$84

 

Dog - not de-sexed or de-sexed after 6 months

$224

$242

Dog - de-sexed
(eligible pensioner)

$27

$45

Dog - breeding
(by recognised breeder)

$66

$84

Working dog
Service dog
Assistance dog

$0

$0

Cats 

Registration Type

Registration Fee

Registration + Late Fee*

Cat - de-sexed or not de-sexed

$56

$74

Cat - de-sexed
(eligible pensioner)

$27

$45

Cat -breeding
(by recognised breeder)

$56

$74

*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:

  • Cat that isn’t de-sexed
  • Cat de-sexed after 4 months of age (permit required for the first year)
  • Restricted dog breed or dog restricted by birth
  • Dog declared as dangerous by Council issued notice. 

Permit Type

Permit Fee

Permit + Late Fee*

Cat - not de-sexed or de-sexed after 4 months

$81

$99

Dog - declared dangerous

$197

$215

Dog - restricted breed

$197

$215

You’ll be required to pay the late fee amount if:

  • Your cat is un-desexed and you don’t obtain a permit within 28 days after it turns 4 months old.
  • You don’t obtain a permit within 28 days of your dog declared as dangerous by Council notice.
  • You don’t register within 28 days of your restricted breed dog reaching six months of age.

If your pet has died, you must notify council of its passing so they can be removed from the NSW Pet Registry.

  • For dogs and cats - you must notify council within 28 days.
  • For restricted dogs, or declared dangerous or menacing dogs - you must notify council within 24 hours. Council may require you to provide documentary evidence from a veterinary practitioner that your dog has died.

You can notify Council by visiting a customer service centre to complete the notification form, or complete it online.

Complete the online form