The Companion Animals Act 1998, requires dogs and cats born or acquired after 1 July 1999, should comply with the permanent identification and lifetime registration laws. The animal must first be microchipped at the vet, RSPCA or pet shop. It is an offence to sell an animal that has not been microchipped.
You can also register your animal at Council. Bring the microchipping details, a certificate to verify desexing (if you have had your pet desexed) and the registration fee. You can pay by cash, cheque or credit card. These fees are for the lifetime of the animal anywhere in NSW. The required forms are available on
The Division of Local Government provide extensive information on the processes and fees involved in registering your Companion Animal. Refer to their page about Microchipping and Registering your cat or dog.
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