Registering a pet

Registering a pet
Dog with vet
The Companion Animals Act requires you to have your dog microchipped with a vet or animal welfare organisation. Registering Pet animal canterbury bankstown The Companion Animals Act requires you to have your dog microchipped with a vet or animal welfare organisation, and then pay the lifetime registration fee.  

Is your cat de-sexed?

If your cat is four months or older, it is a good idea to get them de-sexed. De-sexing will help your pet stay healthy and avoid unwanted litters.

Starting from 1 July 2020, cats older than four months and not de-sexed will need an annual permit obtained from Council, Service NSW or online at www.petregistry.nsw.gov.au

This is a new requirement under the Companion Animals Act 1998.

If you have a pensioner or healthcare card, subsidised de-sexing is available. The $50 fee includes free microchipping and vaccination. For more information about subsidised de-sexing, call 0417 223 556.

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The Companion Ani​mals Act requires residents to have their dogs and cats microchipped, and pay the lifetime registration fee. Microchipping and registering your pet helps protect your pet if it's lost, hurt or stolen.​ 

For all companion animal microchipping and registration details, including payment options, please refer to the Office of Local Governments website.

Moving house

You must change the registration details of your pet if you move house.

Micro​chipping

Local vets and animal welfare organisations may offer discount rates, so shop around for the best price on microchipping. Council also holds special days where you can get your pet chipped.

Desexing

De-sexing will help your pet stay healthy and avoid unwanted litters.

Starting from 1 July 2020, cats older than four months and not de-sexed will need an annual permit obtained from Council, Service NSW or online at www.petregistry.nsw.gov.au.

This is a new requirement under the Companion Animals Act 1998.

If you have a pensioner, healthcare or new start card, subsidised de-sexing is available. This includes free microchipping and vaccination. For more information about subsidised de-sexing call 0417 223 556.

Cost

  • Female cat – $50
  • Male cat – $35
  • Female dog – $65
  • Male dog – $50

​Companion animal forms 

Change of Ownership Form

Microchipping Form

Change of Address Form

Lifetime​ Registration Form

Contact

​For more information, or help with the above forms, contact Council's Customer Service Centre on 9707 9000. ​