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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 –


Registration Fees & Charges

Lifetime Registration in New South Wales

  • General – $210.00
    • Combined Registration Fee and additional fee for an animal not desexed by the relevant desexing age


  • Non Desexed Dog or Cat – Not Recommended – $58.00
    • Animal with written notification from a vet that it should not be desexed


  • Desexed Dog or Cat – $58.00
    • Registration Fee for an animal desexed by the relevant desexing age


  • Pensioner (Desexed) – $25.00
    • Desexed animal owned by an eligible pensioner


  • Guide Dogs (Registration still required) – No Charge


  • Recognised Breeder – $58.00
    • Animal not desexed and kept by a recognised breeder for breeding purposes


  • Greyhound  – Exempt
    • Greyhound currently registered under the Greyhound Racing Act 2017


  • Desexed Animal sold by eligible pound or shelter – $29.00


  • Cat born prior to 1 July 1999, where ownership has not changed (Registration Required) – No Charge


  • Working Dog (As defined by the Companion Animal Act) – Exempt

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 @  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  or contact Council’s Ranger, Leah Osborne on 0411 862 531.