Microchipping and registration
NSW Companion Animal Register
The NSW Companion Animals Register is a state government register of companion animals and their owner's details.
It is used by all NSW Councils to obtain information about companion animals.
The NSW Government introduced annual permits for owners of non-desexed cats, restricted dog breeds, and dogs declared to be dangerous.
Your pet needs to be registered before they are six months old.
- Only dogs that are desexed before they turn 6 months of age are entitled to discounted registration.
- Additional permit fees apply to cats not desexed before they turn 4 months of age.
Current lifetime registration fees
These registration fees are valid for the cat or dog's lifetime.
We can charge a $16 processing fee per form for all commercial clients/certified identifiers if you send your forms to us to process.
|Entire (not desexed). Please note that annual permit fee ($80) is required for cats.
|Entire (not desexed) - animal with written notification from a vet that it should not be desexed.
|Desexed - sterilisation certificate required.
|Desexed and owned by eligible pensioner - pension card and sterilisation certificate required.
|Desexed animal purchased from a eligible pound or shelter (Council pound, Animal Welfare League NSW, RSPCA or Cat Protection Society of NSW Inc.) - adoption paperwork and sterilisation certificate required.
|Animal that is not desexed and owned by a recognised breeder for breeding purposes - current membership of RNSWCC, NSW Cat Fanciers' Association or Waratah State Cat Alliance Inc. to be provided.
|Late fee is applicable if the annual permit fee has not been paid 28 days of the annual permit due date.
Annual permit fee
From 1 July 2020 the NSW Government introduced annual permits for owners of non-desexed cats, restricted dog breeds, and dogs declared to be dangerous.
This means that owners of cats not desexed by four (4) months of age will be required to pay an annual permit of $80 in addition to their one-off lifetime pet registration fee. This will create a stronger incentive to desex cats, which in turn will improve their health and wellbeing.
Exemptions will be in place for cats that are registered by 1 July 2020, cats that are kept for breeding purposes by members of recognised breeding bodies, and cats which cannot be desexed for medical reasons.
Anyone registering a cat will be informed that they must pay the $80 annual permit if their animal is not desexed by four (4) months of age.
Late fee of $17 is applicable if the annual permit fee has not been paid 28 days of the annual permit due date.
For owners of restricted dog breeds or dogs that have been declared dangerous, they will be required to pay an annual permit of $195 in addition to their one-off lifetime pet registration fee. This applies to dogs that are already registered. This will serve as a further disincentive to owning high-risk dogs and encourage owners to better manage the behaviour of their animal.
Complete the Annual Permit form
Change of owner or change of address details
When your pet passes away
If your pet has passed away please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
- pet's microchip number
- your contact information
- date your pet passed away.
This allows us to update the NSW Companion Animals Register.