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Identification and Registration

The NSW Pet Registry has been temporarily shut down to allow urgent maintenance and upgrading work to accommodate the introduction of annual permits for non-desexed cats and dangerous and restricted dogs from July 1.

These works include necessary security upgrades to protect the system and the data it holds.

This shutdown has unavoidably affected operations at animal pounds and shelters, however, is necessary to ensure the ongoing integrity of the Pet Registry.

The NSW Government apologises for the disruption and is working as quickly as possible to complete the required work.

In the meantime, Office of Local Government (OLG) staff retain limited access to the NSW Pet Registry to retrieve animal owner information.

Council and veterinary staff can send an email to the NSW Pet Registry with an animal’s microchip number and our staff can provide confirmation of the current owner and their contact information.

This will enable pets to continue to be reunited with their owners while the temporary shutdown remains in place.

At this stage, OLG staff will not be able to create new records or alter existing records. This functionality will be reintroduced as soon as possible.

OLG will continue to work with councils and veterinarians to minimise the impacts of the NSW Pet Registry temporary shutdown on staff, pet owners and animals.  

Requests for animal owner information can be emailed to the NSW Pet Registry at pets@olg.nsw.gov.au.

Any questions can be directed to the NSW Pet Registry helpline on 1300 134 460.

The Police Assistance Line (131 444) will also be available from today, June 24, to support council and veterinary staff with owner information requests from the NSW Pet Registry.

 

From 1 July  2002, the NSW Government will introduce 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 months of age will not be required to pay an $80 annual permit in addition to their one-off lifetime pet registration fee.

Owners of dogs of a restricted breed or declared to be dangerous will be required to pay a $195 annual permit in addition to their one-off lifetime pet registration fee. This applies to dogs that are already registered.

Pet owners will be able to pay for annual permits using the online NSW Pet Registry or through their local council. Annual permits are not available from Service NSW.

If you require any further information or assistance, please contact the NSW Pet Registry at pets@olg.nsw.gov.au and 1300 134 460.

 

Dogs and cats must be registered by the time they are six months of age. Registering the animal will assist Council to return lost animals, which may be found unattended or that have strayed from their owner's property.

It is important to ensure the registration information for your animal is kept up to date. Any change of registration information, such as ownership details or the address where it is kept, must be made within 14 days of the change.

Cats and dogs can now be registered online at the NSW Pet Registry website.

Current lifetime registration fees are as follows:

Registration Type Current Fee
Dog - Desexed (by relevant age) $60
Dog - Desexed (by relevant age eligible pensioner*) $26
Dog - Desexed (sold by pound/shelter) $30
Dog - Not Desexed or Desexed (after relevant age) $216
Dog - Not Desexed (not recommended) $60
Dog - Not Desexed (recognised breeder) $60
Dog - Working $0
Dog - Service of the State $0
Assistance Animal $0
Cat - Desexed or Not Desexed $50
Cat - Eligible Pensioner* $26
Cat - Desexed (sold by pound/shelter) $25
Cat - Not Desexed (not recommended) $50
Cat - Not Desexed (recognised breeder) $50

*  An eligible pensioner includes a person in receipt of the aged pension, war widow pension or disability pension. If you are unsure whether you are an eligible pensioner, please contact your local council.

If the registration fee has not been paid 28 days after the date on which the animal is required to be registered, a late fee of $17.

Learn more about the Pet Registry.


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