Register Your Pet
Registration keeps pets safe
All dogs and cats must be registered before they are 6 months old. Registration of your animal is a one-off fee and are for the life of the animal in NSW.
If your pet goes astray, the pound or vet can use your pet's microchip and registration details to contact you and quickly reunite you with your pet.
Animals can be registered through Federation Council or online with NSW Pet Registry.
Registering Your Animal at a Council Office
Lifetime Registration can be completed at any Federation Council Office during opening hours. Download the form from this page.
You will need to provide Council your completed pink lifetime identification form to register your pet. Discounted registration fees are available for desexed animals, pensioners with a desexed animal, registered breeders and animals coming from a pound or shelter. A copy of the Desexing Certificate, Pension Card, NSW Breeders Certificate and/or a copy of purchase from pound or shelter must be provided to council to obtain these discounts.
Registering Your Animal online through NSW pet registry
Pet owners and breeders can create an online profile with the NSW pet registry. You can update your details, notify if your dog or cat is missing, register ownership changes and pay registration fees online.
The registration fees are:
- Desexed cat or dog - $58.00.
- Standard (undesexed) cat or dog - $210.00.
- Standard cat or dog owned by a registered breeder - $58.00.
- Desexed cat or dog owned by a pensioner - $25.00.
- Desexed animal sold by eligible pound or shelter - $29.00.
There is no registration fee for the following;
- Assistance Animal.
- Working Dog.
- Dog in the service of the State, for example, a police dog.
- Greyhound currently registered under the Greyhound Racing Act 2009.
- Cat born prior to 1 July 1999 where ownership has not changed (when the Companion Animals Act 1998 came into effect).
Change of Address
If you move within NSW or change phone numbers you will need to complete a Change of Address Form (download from this page). This can be emailed to Council to update your animals records to email@example.com or sent in the post to Federation Council PO Box 77 Corowa NSW 2646.
Change of Owner
If you re-home a pet, it is the responsibility of the original owner to complete the Change of Owner/Details Form (download from this page). Both old and new owners must sign the consent on this form. A copy of the form must be sent/given to the Council where the animals originally resided even if the animals are leaving the area or state.
The Office of Local Government website has more information regarding responsible pet ownership and the Companion Animals Act 1998.
The NSW Pet Registry site has lots of information including a Pet Owner & Breeder Guide.