Register your pet

Dogs must be registered before they are 6 months old and cats must be registered before they are 4 months old. It’s just one form and one payment for life, and comes with the peace of mind that your pet has a much higher chance of being returned to you if they go missing.

How do I register my pet?

The easiest way to register your cat or dog is through the online NSW Pet Registry.

Register in person

If you don’t have email or computer access or if you’re registering an assistance dog or working dog – or if you just prefer to do things in person – please visit our Customer Service Centre (Kiewa Street or Lavington Library) and fill in a form there. You can download and print registration forms from the Office of Local Government and complete these at home before bringing them to our Customer Service Centre.

What does registration cost?

The Office of Local Government sets registration fees, which change each year. You’ll get a discount if your pet is desexed.

New lifetime registration fees (valid for the cat or dog's lifetime) from 1 July 2018 will be as follows:

Registration type

Current Fee

(From 1 July 2018)

Animal not desexed

$201.00

$207.00

Desexed animal

$  55.00

$  57.00

Animal not desexed under 6 months of age*

$  55.00

$  57.00

Animal not desexed kept by recognised breeder for breeding purposes

$  55.00

$  57.00

Desexed animal owned by eligible pensioner**

$  23.00

$  24.00

Desexed animal sold by eligible pound or shelter

$  27.50

$  28.50

Working dog

$  00.00

$  00.00

Cat born prior to 1 July 1999 where ownership has not changed (when the $0Companion Animals Act 1998 came into effect)

$  00.00

$  00.00

Assistance animal

$  00.00

$  00.00

Dog in the service of the State, for example, a police dog

$  00.00

$  00.00

Greyhound currently registered under the Greyhound Racing Act 2009

$  00.00

$  00.00

*   Enables pet owners intending to have their cat or dog desexed to access the discounted registration fee. The pet must be desexed and the Pet Registry updated before the pet reaches 6 months of age.  If desexing does not occur, then the additional fee of $150 applies. Where the pet is not desexed or the additional fee not paid, the registration is cancelled and penalties may apply.

**  An eligible pensioner includes a person in receipt of the aged pension, war widow pension or disability pension. If you are unsure whether you are an eligible pensioner, please contact AlburyCity Customer Service on (02) 6023 8111

What if my pet and I move to NSW?

If you move to NSW, you’ll need to register your pet.

Please also ask your vet or our Customer Service team to enter your pet’s microchip number and details into the NSW Pet Registry.