Companion Animal Registration

Registration of dogs and cats

The Companion Animals Act 1998 and the Companion Animals Regulation 2008 provide for the identification and registration of dogs and cats, how they are managed and the duties and responsibilities of their owners in NSW.

Local councils administer and enforce this legislation, as well as update registration information on the NSW Companion Animals Register. Contact Council if you have any questions about dogs, cats and the law, or to update your dog or cat's contact details on the Register.

Companion Animal Registration Fees from 1 July 2020:

  • Dog - Desexed (by relevant age)  $60

  • Dog - Desexed (by relevant age - eligible pensioner)  $26

  • Dog - Desexed (Sold by eligible pound/shelter)  $30

  • Dog - Not Desexed or Desexed (after relevant age)  $216

  • Dog - Not Desexed (recognised breeder)  $60

  • Dog - Working Dog (proof required)  $0

  • Cat - Desexed or Not Desexed - Registration fee $50

  • Cat - Desexed or Not Desexed (animal owned by an eligible pensioner)  $26

  • Cat - Desexed (Sold by eligible pound/shelter)  $25

  • Cat - Not Desexed (recognised breeder)  $50

  • Introduction of annual permits for non-desexed cats and dangerous/restricted dogs $80

For more information on Microchipping and Registration and the new annual fees please use the below link.

Contact Details

  • Lockhart Shire Council
  • Phone: 02 6920 5305
  • Fax: 02 6920 5247
  • Online enquiry