The NSW Companion Animals Act was introduced in 1999 to protect pets, their owners and the broader community.
The Act introduced measures such as microchipping and lifetime registration of all new kittens, puppies, cats and dogs sold or given away after 1 July 1999.
All dogs must be microchipped and have lifetime registration.
Cats born before 1 July 1999 do not have to be registered unless they are sold or transfer ownership.
All cats born, sold or given away after 1 July 1999 must be microchipped and have lifetime registration.
View Council's Fact Sheets relating to Cat and Dog Registration and Identification and Choosing and Managing Your Pet for further information.
Council has a number of Animal Management Fact Sheets that can be viewed below.
Page last updated on: 18/04/16