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Tenterfield Shire Council collects registration charges as set out in the Companion Animals Act (1998).

All animals are registered on a central database for the whole of New South Wales.

You now have access to the NSW Pet Registry to register your pet, update your contact details, report your pet missing, transfer ownership and pay most lifetime registration fees from your computer or mobile device.

Pet Registry Web Page – https://www.petregistry.nsw.gov.au/#/

Registration Fees & Charges

Lifetime Registration in New South Wales

DOGS

  • Desexed (by relevant age) – $60.00
    • Registration fee for an animal desexed by the relevant desexing age

 

  • Desexed (by relevant age – eligible pensioner) – $26.00
    • Desexed animal owned by an eligible pensioner

 

  • Desexed (sold by pound/shelter) – $30.00
    • Desexed animal sold by an eligible pound or shelter

 

  • Not Desexed or Desexed (after relevant age) – $216.00
    • Combined registration fee and additional fee for an animal not desexed by the relevant desexing age

 

  • Not Desexed (recommended) – $60.00
    • Animal with written notification from a vet that it should not be desexed

 

  • Not Desexed (recognised breeder) – $60.00
    • Animal not desexed and kept by a recognised breeder for breeding purposes

 

  • Working, Service of the State, Assistance Animal – No Fee
    • Working dog, Dog in the service of the State, for example, a police dog or assistance anima

 

From 1 July 2020 owners of dogs of a restricted breed or formally declared to be dangerous will be required to pay a $195 annual permit in addition to their one-off lifetime pet registration fee.

CATS

  • Desexed or Not Desexed – $50.00
    • Registration fee

 

  • Desexed or Not Desexed (eligible pensioner) – $26.00
    • Animal owned by an eligible pensioner

 

  • Desexed (sold by pound/shelter) – $25.00
    • Desexed animal sold by an eligible pound or shelter

 

  • Not Desexed (recommended) – $50.00
    • Animal with written notification from a vet that it should not be desexed

 

  • Not Desexed (recognised breeder) – $50.00
    • Animal not desexed and kept by a recognised breeder for breeding purposes

 

From 1 July 2020 owners of cats not desexed by four months of age will be required to pay an $80 annual permit in addition to their one-off lifetime pet registration fee. Exemptions are in place for cats that are registered by 1 July 2020, those kept for breeding purposes by members of recognised breeding bodies, and cats which cannot be de-sexed for medical reasons.

 

Your animal must be microchipped before registration. Owners of animals are required to identify their animals at three (3) months of age or before they are sold or given away – when purchasing or receiving a companion animal (cat or dog) the person selling or giving away that animal is guilty of an offence if the animal has not been permanently identified.

  • Microchipping can be done at your local Veterinary Surgery or by Council’s Rangers
  • Registration of your animal can be done online @ https://www.petregistry.nsw.gov.au/#/  or alternatively at Council’s Administration Office, 247 Rouse Street, Tenterfield
  • Please bring a copy of the microchip form with you when registering your animal
  • If your animal has been desexed the Veterinary Surgery should input this information on your behalf to the NSW Pet Register or if registering your animal in the office you must provide Council with proof
  • All animals must be registered through a local council on the NSW Companion Animals Register.

Registration is required at six (6) months of age or if one of the following occurs before six (6) months.

  • The animal is impounded
  • The animal is declared dangerous
  • The animal is declared a nuisance

 

Please Note 

As a responsible animal owner, you are required by law to update your details on the NSW Pet Register and/or notify Council on, the following, so that it can be entered and changed on the Companion Animals Register:-

  • Change of address or contact details
  • Change of owner
  • Dog is declared dangerous by a court
  • Animals dies
  • Animal has been missing for more than 72 hours

Should you require any additional information in relation to the above please go to https://www.petregistry.nsw.gov.au/#/  or contact Council’s Ranger, Leah Osborne on 0411 862 531.