Microchipping and Registration

Did you know that microchipping, registration and an identity tag are requirements for both dog and cat owners under the Companion Animals Act?

Microchip Implants are available from the Animal Shelter during open hours and by appointment outside of open hours. Dogs and Cats over the age of 12 weeks must be protected by permanent identification (microchip implant). Cost of microchipping through the Animal Shelter is $50.00.

A dog or cat may not be sold or given away unless it is first micro chipped and details of the new owner placed onto the NSW Companion Animals Register.

NSW Pet Registry

Fees for Dogs and Cats

Dog - Desexed ( by relevant age) $75

Dog - Desexed ( by relevant age - eligible pensioner) $32

Dog - Desexed ) sold by Pound/shelter) $0

Dog - Not Desexed or Desexed ( After relevant age) $252

• Dog - Not Desexed ( not recommended ) $75

• Dog - Not Desexed (not recommended eligible penisoner) $32

• Dog - Not Desexed (Recognised breeder) $75

• Dog - Working $0

• Dog - service of the state $0

Assistance Animal $0

Cat - Desexed or Not Desexed $65

Cat - Desexed ( eligible pensioner) $32

Cat - Desexed ( Sold by pound/shelter) $0

Cat - Not Desexed (Not recommended) $65

Cat - Not Desexed ( Not recommended - eligible pensioner) $32

Cat - Not Desexed ( recognised breeder) $65

Registration late fee $21

Annual Permit Category:

Cat not desexed by four months of age

Dangerous dog $221

Restricted Dog $221

Permit late fee

Fees as per the Companion Animals Regulation 2018 - Clause 18 - Registration Fee 

Need to change your details?

Change of ownership or address form (PDF 224.1KB)

Fact Sheets

Microchip and Register your pet (PDF 2.7MB)

Your dog your responsibility (PDF 229.8KB)