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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To register your pet online go to NSW Pet Registry or email electronic copies of the following to Council
Upon receiving your documents we'll contact you for payment.
To register your pet, you'll need the following:
Bring your documents to our Customer Service Centre, 126-138 Main Road, Speers Point.
Send a copy of your documents and a cheque for the correct amount to Lake Macquarie City Council, Box 1906, HRMC, NSW, 2310. Alternatively, if you are unable to send a cheque we will contact you for payment upon receiving your documents.
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.
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
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.