Your dog or cat must be registered on the NSW Pet Registry by the time they're 6 months old.
Prior to registration, they need to be microchipped. The microchip contains a unique 15-digit number which helps in identification if the animal is lost or stolen. Your vet/authorised implanter will provide this number to the NSW Pet Registry.
You can register your pet and pay the registration fee online, through your MyServiceNSW Account.
Note: If your pet is an assistance animal, you need to register it through your local council.
What you'll need
- a MyServiceNSW Account (if you don’t have an account you can sign up after you select ‘Register online’)
- your Australian driver licence, Australian passport, or Medicare card
- the pet's microchip ID number
- a current credit card.
How to register
- Select the 'Register online' button.
- Log into, or sign up for, a MyServiceNSW Account.
- Enter your identity document details, if required.
- Enter your pet's microchip number.
- Confirm all details are correct and contact the NSW Pet Registry or your local council if there are any inaccuracies.
- Make your payment.
- Your receipt and Pet Registration Certificate will be emailed to you.
Things to keep in mind...
- The one-off registration fee is for the lifetime of the animal. If the pet changes owners, there is no additional fee.
- Concessions apply for eligible pensioners, and for animals that have been de-sexed.
- You can update your contact details, report your pet missing or claim your existing pet, through the NSW Pet Registry.
- There are penalties if you don't microchip and register your dog or cat.