Animal registration


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, and a reduced fee applies to desexed animal registrations.

In person

Step 1.Gather your documents

To register your pet, you'll need the following:

  • Certificate of Identification, which you receive when your pet is microchipped
  • Completed NSW Companion Animals Register Lifetime Registration form
  • Photo ID
  • Pensioner Concession Card, if you’re a pensioner wishing to claim a discounted registration fee
  • Desexing Certificate, if your pet is desexed and you’re wishing to claim a discounted registration fee

Step 2.Visit us

Bring your documents to our Customer Service Centre, 126-138 Main Road, Speers Point

Online

To register your pet, go to petregistry.nsw.gov.au, or service.nsw.gov.au and use your MyServiceNSW Account login.

Your pet needs to be registered as being desexed with the NSW Companion animal database, in order for you to gain the desexed pet discount. To update the NSW Companion animal register, residents can visit or email Council, with a copy of the Desexing Certificate and microchip number and staff will update the register.

Once your pet is updated with the NSW Companion animal database, you are ready to register your pet online at petregistry.nsw.gov.au, or at service.nsw.gov.au.


Post

Step 1.Gather your documents

To register your pet, you'll need the following:

  • Certificate of Identification, which you receive when your pet is microchipped
  • Completed NSW Companion Animals Register Lifetime Registration form
  • Photo ID
  • Pensioner Concession Card, if you’re a pensioner wishing to claim a discounted registration fee
  • Desexing Certificate, if your pet is desexed and you’re wishing to claim a discounted registration fee

Step 2.Send

Send a copy of your documents and a cheque for the correct amount to Lake Macquarie City Council, Box 1906, HRMC, NSW, 2310

Change of owner

If you sell or give your pet to a new owner, you need to lodge a completed Change of Owner form or update the owner details online.