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If you own a pet, there are two steps involved to register them. The first step is having your animal microchipped, the second step is registering your pet with the NSW Companion Animals register.
These two steps are a legal requirement and can help to reunite you if your pet is missing.
A vet or accredited implanter should microchip your pet and complete a Permanent Identification form as part of the process when your pet is 12 weeks of age or before being sold or given away, whichever happens first.
The microchip has your pets identifying number on it that links your pet with you. This gives lost, injured or stolen pets the best chance of being reunited with their owner.
Microchipping is a legal requirement, go to Office of Local Government to find out what’s required.
Registering your pet is also a legal requirement, go to Office of Local Government to find out what’s required.
Pet owners seeking to register assistance animals, working dogs or dogs kept for breeding purposes will still need to carry out registration at a local council. Some eligible pensioners will also need to be assessed for eligibility by their local council. If this applies to you contact Council.
Keeping your pets details current is also a legal requirement. You should update details:
To update your, or your pet’s details, you can:
Changes of pet ownership are the responsibility of the previous owner.
Last updated on 09 June 2021