Animal Registration

Pet cats and dogs are required by law to be marked with permanent ID (microchipped) and also given a one-off lifetime registration.

Domestic cats and dogs are required by law to be Permanently Identified (microchipped) and Lifetime Registered.

You can register your pet at the Glenfield Road Animal Shelter, at the Council customer service desk, or online via the NSW Pet Registry.

Cats and dogs must be registered by the time the animal is six months of age.

Cats that are not desexed by 4 months of age, restricted dog breeds and dogs declared to be dangerous, require an Annual Permit

Permanent Identification (Microchipping)

Cats and dogs must be microchipped by 12 weeks of age. Microchipping enables Vets and other animal workers to reunite pets with their owners. There is a bar code on the microchip that is implanted by your Vet that will have all of the information you supplied at the time of implantation. It is important to keep that information up to date by contacting Council if your contact details change.

Microchipping is a simple procedure that can be carried out by a Vet or the team at the Glenfield Road Animal Shelter. The chip itself is about the size of a grain of rice and is usually placed between the animal's shoulders.

Your pet can be microchipped and registered in a single sitting at the Glenfield Road Animal Shelter.

Lifetime Registration

Lifetime Registration takes place after you have your dog or cat microchipped and must be arranged and paid for through your local Council. This is a once-only payment which covers your dog or cat for its' lifetime in NSW.

Registration enables Council to provide services to the Community for animal management under the Companion Animal Act. The Act provides Council with a range of powers and responsibilities to ensure companion animals and their owners coexist with members of the community who do not to own pets.

You will need to have your animal microchipped PRIOR to registration and bring with you any necessary documentation such as microchip details, sterilisation certificate, breeder's card or pension card.

Council doesn't set or keep the fee for registration - this is determined by and returned to the NSW Office of Local Government.


The fees for Permanent Identification and Lifetime Registration are listed on our Fees and Charges page.

Annual Permits

From 1 July 2020 owners of cats not desexed by four months of age will be required to pay an $92 annual permit in addition to microchip and registration.

From 1 July 2020 owners of dogs of a restricted breed or formally declared to be dangerous will be required to pay a $221 annual permit in addition to their microchip and registration.