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 or before they are sold or given away.
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 or animal shelter 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.
Once a profile has been created on the NSW Pet Registry you can make payment for your lifetime registration fees online.
- Need help? here's some tips on How to create a pet profile on the NSW Pet Registry(39KB, PDF) or you can call the Pet Registry on 1300 134 460 or email them at email@example.com
- You can also log back in at any time to update your contact details, notify your pet as missing and transfer ownership.
- Please note if your animal is desexed it will need to be marked as desexed prior to you making payment online. This can be done by submitting a copy of the desexing certificate to Council.
- Please note if you have an assistance or working dog, you will need to register your dog in person at Council or the Animal Care Facility.
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 (please check council's website for current opening hours)
- View map/Get directions
Animal Care Facility
2 Rose Street Campbelltown - off Blaxland Road.
The registration fee(81KB, 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 2022 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 - registration on these animals must still be applied by Council, 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.
A late fee of $19 is applicable if the registration fee has not been paid 28 days after the date on which the companion animal was required to be registered.
Animal permit fee
From 1 July, 2020 annual permits(81KB, 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
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