Pet Registration

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Pet Registration

In New South Wales, all cats and dogs, other than exempt cats and dogs, must be registered by six months of age. This one-off registration fee covers the cat or dog for its lifetime in NSW, regardless of any changes in ownership. Owners are encouraged to desex their animals. A reduced fee applies to desexed animal registrations.

To Register

To register your pet online go to NSW Pet Registry or email electronic copies of the following to Council:

  • Certificate of Identification, which you receive when your pet is microchipped
  • Completed Lifetime Registration form
  • Pensioner Concession Card, if you’re a pensioner wishing to claim a discounted registration fee
  • Sterilisation Certificate, if your pet is desexed and you’re wishing to claim a discounted registration fee

Registration Fees

The Office of Local Government provides extensive information on the processes and fees involved in registering your Companion Animal. Refer to the web page about Microchipping and Registration of your cat or dog.

Annual Permit

The NSW Government now requires owners of cats not desexed by four months of age to pay an annual permit in addition to their one-off lifetime pet registration fee. Similarly, owners of dogs of a restricted breed or formally declared to be dangerous are required to pay an annual permit in addition to their one-off lifetime pet registration fee.

Annual permits can be paid online through NSW Pet Registry or by emailing a completed Annual Permit form to Council. Upon receiving a copy of the annual permit we will contact you to confirm payment.

Change of address

If you have moved and need to update the registration details of your pet, you can email a completed Change of Address form or update the details through NSW Pet Registry.

Change of owner/owner’s details

If you sell or give your pet to a new owner, you can email a completed Change of Owner form or update the owner details through NSW Pet Registry.

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Hunter’s Hill Council

22 Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
PO Box 21, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
Tel: (02) 9879 9400