In New South Wales, all cats and dogs, other than exempt cats and dogs, must be registered by six months of age. This one-off registration fee covers the cat or dog for its lifetime in NSW, regardless of any changes in ownership. Owners are encouraged to desex their animals. A reduced fee applies to desexed animal registrations.
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NSW Government now require owners of cats not desexed by four months of age to pay an $80 annual permit in addition to their one-off lifetime pet registration fee. Similarly, owners of dogs of a restricted breed or formally declared to be dangerous are required to pay a $195 annual permit in addition to their one-off lifetime pet registration fee.
Annual permits can be paid online through NSW Pet Registry or by emailing a completed Annual Permit(PDF, 107KB) form to Council. Upon receiving a copy of the annual permit we will contact you to confirm payment.
Change of address
If you have moved and need to update the registration details of your pet, you can email a completed Change of address(PDF, 315KB) form or update the details through NSW Pet Registry
Change of owner/owner's details
If you sell or give your pet to a new owner, you can email a completed Change of Owner form(PDF, 69KB) or update the owner details through NSW Pet Registry.