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

  1. Select the 'Register online' button.
  2. Log into, or sign up for, a MyServiceNSW Account.
  3. Enter your identity document details, if required.
  4. Enter your pet's microchip number.
  5. Confirm all details are correct and contact the NSW Pet Registry or your local council if there are any inaccuracies.
  6. Make your payment.
  7. 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.