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Dog & cat registration
More than 150,000 dogs and cats are lost or stolen every year in NSW, so microchipping and registration is an important part of owning a pet. It's a simple two step process.

By creating a profile on the NSW Pet Registry you will be able to:
  • update your contact details such as a change of address
  • transfer ownership of your pet
  • report your pet as missing or deceased
  • pay most lifetime registration fees online.

Step one
Cats and dogs in NSW must be microchipped by the time the animal is 12 weeks old. If your pet is not microchipped when it is purchased or comes into your care, then please contact your local vet.

Pet microchip records can only be created by a vet, an authorised microchip implanter or Council.

Once your pet is microchipped its details will be stored in the NSW Companion Animal Register and you will be issued with a certificate.

Step two
Lifetime registration can be made at any Council, the RSPCA or the Animal Welfare League. 

Download a registration form to register your pet with Council.

Alternatively, to register your pet online visit the Pet Registry website.

You will need to have your driver’s licence, passport or Medicare card handy to create your Pet Registry account.

Your pet’s record must already exist before you can ‘claim’ it on the pet registry website.

Registration costs
The cost of registering your pet may vary depending on your circumstances:

Current pricing is:
  • $55 for a desexed cat or dogs
  • $201 for an entire (or undesexed) cat or dog
  • $55 for an entire (or undesexed) cat or dog owned by registered breeder
  • $23 for a desexed cat or dog owned by an eligible pensioner.

Singleton Council
PO Box 314 Singleton NSW 2330
Ph: 02 6578 7290