Animal Registrations

Under the Companion Animals Act 1998, all dog owners must Lifetime Register their pet.

There are two steps in the registration process. Firstly, the pet must be microchipped and secondly, registered with a local Council whom will register the pet on behalf of the NSW Pet Registry. Please visit our forms and fact sheets page for the relevant form that will need to be provided to Council. These two steps will make it possible for your pet to be returned to you if they are lost. 

Step 1. Microchipping

Microchipping is a way to permanently identify your pet. Microchips are about the size of a grain of rice and are inserted in the back of your pet's neck. This is done by your vet and is much the same as an immunisation injection and is very safe. The chip contains a series of numbers and no two chips have the same number. The numbers are read by scanners and the unique number will identify your pet through the NSW Pet Register.

Step 2. Registering your pet

After your animal has been microchipped, you need to register at any local council or registered agent. 
When registering your pet you will need to provide the following:

Please email the documentation through to customer.service@canadabay.nsw.gov.au or contact our customer service team on 9911 6555.

How much does it cost?

Please visit the NSW Pet Registry website for the relevant current registration fee.