From July 2016, pet registration in NSW can be done online instead of visiting your local council in person.
You will be able to go to petregistry.nsw.gov.au to register, pay, update your own details, and transfer pets to new owners.
Kittens and puppies in NSW must be microchipped and placed on the NSW Pet Registry by the time they reach 12 weeks of age, or prior to sale if that is earlier.
New pets should already be on the register under the previous owner or breeder’s name and profile. The owner or breeder can transfer the pet via the registry to the new owner’s contact number or email address.
If a pet is not microchipped, a local vet can do it. The vet will microchip it, and add the number to the NSW Pet Registry.
With the microchip number, new owners will then log in to petregistry.nsw.gov.au and locate their animal using the microchip number and their contact details. Owners can then create a profile, and connect themselves fully to their pet so that in the event it is lost or injured owners can be notified.
Once an owner has an online profile they can update their contact details themselves. Owners can also pay registration fees online, which are due by the time a pet is 6 months old.
Owners without computers can use a form to register their pet. These are available from your local council.
Pet registration in NSW, de-sexed pets
De-sexed pets will attract a greatly reduced registration fee. From 4 July 2016, a reduced registration fee will be available to owners who de-sex their cat before four months of age. A reduced fee applies if dogs are de-sexed before six months.
Pet owners are encouraged to de-sex cats and dogs at an early age because it helps to ensure pets stay healthy, are well behaved and do not have unwanted litters.
Vets will need to update the register when a pet is de-sexed. Vets can also update the Pet Registry if they believe that a pet should not be de-sexed for medical reasons.
This website will be available from July 2016. Petregistry.nsw.gov.au
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