All cats and dogs, other than exempt cats and dogs, must be microchipped and then registered in NSW under the Companion Animals Act, 1998 Section 9 (2) and 10 by 6 months of age.
You are encouraged to have your cat or dog desexed before registering it. Animal permits are required for owners of non-desexed cats, restricted dog breeds, and dogs declared to be dangerous.
To register your pet, it must first be microchipped by a vet or authorised identifier. The Companion Animals Act requires cats and dogs to be positively and permanently identified from 12 weeks of age.
This identification is in the form of a microchip, the size of a grain of rice that is implanted under your pet's skin. Each microchip has a unique 15-digit number that can be read with a scanner, like a barcode.
Your local vet will microchip your pet and add its number to the NSW Pet Registry website and issue you with a Certificate of Identification.
Registering your pet
Registrations can be completed online via the NSW Pet Registry or through Service NSW using your MyServiceNSW Account.
Once a profile has been created on the NSW Pet Registry you can make payment for your lifetime registration fees online.
You can also register your pet at:
Campbelltown City Council - Civic Centre
Cnr Queen and Broughton Street, Campbelltown
- See our Customer Service staff on the ground floor
- Payments can be made by cash, cheque, credit card or EFTPOS at the cashiers
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm
- View map/Get directions
Animal Care Facility
2 Rose Street Campbelltown - off Blaxland Road
The registration fee(155KB, PDF) is a once-only payment, which covers the cat or dog for its lifetime in NSW, regardless of any changes in ownership.
The new fee structure set down by the State Government from 1 July 2020 is as follows:
Registration fee for an animal - that is not desexed by relevant age
Desexed - by relevant age (sterilisation certificate required)
Desexed owned by eligible pensioners - pension card and sterilisation certificate required*
Desexed animal purchased from a Council pound, animal shelter, or rehoming organisation with a Clause 17 (1) (c) after 30/10/15 - adoption paperwork and sterilization certificate required
Animal is not desexed - kept by a recognised breeder for breeding purposes
Current RNSWCC membership, pedigree certificate and letter stating the animal will be kept for breeding purposes is required.
*An eligible pensioner includes a person in receipt of the aged pension, war widow pension or disability pension.
Animal permit fee
From 1 July, 2020 annual permits(155KB, PDF) will be required for certain companion animals, in addition to their one-off lifetime pet registration fee.
For the purposes of section 11N (d) of the Companion Animals Act:
|An annual fee will be required to be paid for the issue of a permit for:
|Cats - not desexed by 4 months of age
|Dogs - restricted breed or formally declared to be dangerous
Where can I find out more?