All Companion Animals must be registered by law in NSW, as a Companion Animal owner you have a responsibility to ensure that your animal is microchipped, registered and your animal’s information is kept up to date on the Companion Animals Register.
The NSW Companion Animals Act 1998 is designed to benefit pets, their owners and the wider community.
Failure to correctly register your animal / keep your contact details and animal status up to date with Council may result in a penalty notice being issued. You can inform Council of a deceased or missing animal by using Form 017 – Notice of death, loss or surrender of an animal which can be found on the forms page.
Under the NSW Companion Animals Act 1998 All Companion Animals must be lifetime registered. It is important to note that having your animal microchipped does not mean that it is registered.
You can complete an animal’s lifetime registration by visiting your local Council or any Service NSW Centre.
Make sure you bring all the necessary documentation with you when you go to register your animal, i.e. microchip details, sterilisation certificate, breeder’s card or a valid pension card.
Fees are applicable and can be found below, and also within Council’s Fees and Charges Guide.
|Lifetime Registration Fees (1 July 2022)||Fee|
|Non Desexed Animal||$234|
|Desexed Animal (under 6 months)||$69|
|Pensioner Desexed Animal*||$29|
|Desexed Animal Sold by Eligible Pound / Shelter||$0|
|Working Dog **||$0|
|Dog in the Service of the State (e.g. police dog)||$0|
|Greyhounds currently registered under the Greyhound Racing Act 2009||$0|
|Late fee (if registration is 28 days past due date a late fee may apply)||$19|
* An eligible pensioner includes a person in receipt of the aged pension, war widow pension or disability pension. If you are unsure whether you are an eligible pensioner please contact Council.
** Working dogs do not need to microchipped and registered however it is recommended for your animals’ safety that you do so. Carrathool Shire may require you to complete a Statutory Declaration in order to complete a working dog registration.
Please be aware that if your working dog is microchipped in order to comply with the Companion Animals Act 1998 you MUST complete the animal’s registration. Failure to register a microchipped animal may result in a penalty infringement notice being issued.
For further information contact Carrathool Shire Council on 02 6965 1900 during office hours or head to https://www.olg.nsw.gov.au/public/dogs-and-cats
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