If you own a cat or dog, the
Companion Animals Act 1998 requires them to be microchipped and registered. Local councils administer and enforce this legislation, and update registration information on the NSW Companion Animals Register. Contact our Animal Services on 4732 7543 to update your dog or cat's details on the
Register, or if you have any questions about pet ownership and the law.
Microchipping and Lifetime Registration is a 2 part process that requires NSW dog and cat owners to:
To register your pet you must provide:
Fill in the relevant
registration form and pay the required fee.
Payment can be made in person at any Council in NSW, including at Penrith Council’s customer service centre at Penrith or St Marys, or by mail. Payments made by mail to Council must include relevant paperwork to claim the reduced registration fee. If posting, payment must be made by
cheque or money order made payable to Penrith City Council and returned to PO Box 60 Penrith NSW 2751. Council will process your payment and post you a Certificate of Registration.
It's required by law, and helps protect pets, owners and the community. It makes it much more likely your pet can be returned to you safely if they get lost. The law provides for an on-the-spot penalty of $275 for failure to comply with the Act.
The fees for lifetime registration change each year, but the current registration fee for a cat or dog anywhere in NSW is:
You need to advise any registration changes including change of address, telephone numbers, ownership change or if your animal dies or goes missing. Penalties apply for non-compliance.
NSW Office of Local Government website for details and application forms.
Council holds regular free microchipping days, where you can bring along your cat or dog for microchipping and talk to Council's Companion Animals Officers, a vet and animal trainers. The next event is on Saturday 4 March 2017 at Jamison Park. For more information see What's On or contact 4732 7543.
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