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Registering Your Pet

Register your pet

All cats and dogs must be micro-chipped by 12 weeks of age or before being sold or given away. They must be lifetime registered by six months.

How do I register my cat or dog?

To register online, visit the NSW Pet Registry at https://www.petregistry.nsw.gov.au/.

OR

Download and complete a NSW Companion Animals registration form.

You will receive your certificate of registration once your cat or dog is registered.

The registration fee is a once-only payment and covers lifetime registration in NSW, even if pet ownership changes.

Dog and cat registration fees

Lifetime registration Desexed cat or dog

$57

Lifetime registration Desexed cat or dog owned by a pensioner

$24

Lifetime registration Not desexed (entire) cat or dog

$207

Lifetime registrationAnimal under six months (not desexed)

$57

Lifetime registrationUndesexed (entire) cat or dog owned by a registered breeder 

$57

Lifetime registration Assistance (guide dog)Free
Lifetime registration Purchased desexed eligible Pound/Shelter (An eligible pound or shelter includes a NSW council pound, the Animal Welfare League NSW, the Cat Protection Society of NSW Inc. and the RSPCA NSW.)

$28.50

Updated October 2017

Send in your form

You can post or email your documents (photocopy only of the certificates), including a cheque, money order or your credit card to:

  1. PO Box 37, Hornsby NSW 1630 attention ‘Dog and cat registration’, or
  2. Email to dogs@hornsby.nsw.gov.au.

How can I change my microchip details?

Download and complete a change of details form. The form should then be sent to Hornsby Shire Council.

OR

Visit the NSW Pet Registry at https://www.petregistry.nsw.gov.au/

How can I change the ownership of my cat or dog?

Download and complete a change of ownership form. The form should then be sent to Hornsby Shire Council.

OR

Visit the NSW Pet Registry at https://www.petregistry.nsw.gov.au/