Microchipping and registering your pet

The Companion Animals Act 1998 requires all cats and dogs be microchipped by 12 weeks of age, and lifetime registered by six months of age. 

Registration is a one-off payment and covers your pet for their lifetime in NSW, regardless of any ownership changes. You are encouraged to have your pet desexed prior to registration.

Registrations can be completed online via the NSW Pet Registry or via Service NSW. You can also register your pet at Customer Service in the Shellharbour Civic Centre (76 Cygnet Avenue, Shellharbour City Centre).

View microchipping and registration costs.

Selling or giving away your pet

You must have your dog or cat microchipped before rehoming. As the owner, it is your responsibility to notify us that you will be transferring your pet ownership.

Changing your microchip contact details

Owners must ensure their pets' microchip contact details are kept up to date in case their pet goes missing or is stolen. It is important that you notify us within 14 days after any change occurs.

What to do if your pet has died

If your cat or dog has died, please notify us within 28 days by emailing us or by calling 4221 6111. Alternatively, you can mark your pet as deceased on the NSW Pet Registry.

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Last updated : Mon 18 Feb 2019