Pet Registration

Around 80,000 dogs and cats are lost, hurt or stolen in NSW each year. Most are impounded and are not able to be identified due to lack of microchipping and registration. Because they cannot be returned to their owners, they are at risk of being destroyed.

Microchipping

All cats and dogs must be microchipped from 12 weeks of age.

Microchipping is carried out by a vet or authorised implanter, and is painless. It is about the size of a grain of rice and is usually placed between the shoulders.

Microchipping enables vets and other animal workers to reunite pets with their owners. There is a barcode on the microchip that is implanted by your vet that will have all of the information you supplied at the time.

Once your pet is microchipped, you can then register your pet by using the NSW Pet Registry or in-person at Council’s Customer Service Centre. Please note that Council's Ranger is an authorised implanter and is able to microchip your pet prior to registration. 

NSW Pet Registry

You can now access the NSW Pet Registry to register your pet, update  your contact details, report missing pets, transfer ownership, and pay most lifetime registration fees from your computer or mobile device.

All cats and dogs must be lifetime registered on the NSW Pet Registry by the time they are six months old.

When using the NSW Pet Registry, you will need to create an owner profile, claim any existing pets and update your address and contact details. You can pay most lifetime registrations online, however, assistance or working dogs need to be registered in person at Council’s Customer Service Centre.

For a step-by-step guide on how to use this online service, download the Pet Owner & Breeder User Guide and FAQs from the NSW Pet Registry website.

You can still choose to register or update your pet’s details at Council’s Customer Service Centre by completing the appropriate forms.

Registering your pet at Council

Complete and sign the Lifetime Registration form, and take it to Council’s Customer Service Centre at 180 Cressy Street, Deniliquin. Make sure you bring along proof of identification and the appropriate fee amount to make a payment.

Pet Lifetime Registration Fees

Category Cost What to bring
 Desexed animal  $55.00 (Regular)/ $23.00 (Pensioner concession)
  • Lifetime registration form
  • Microchip identification
  • Proof of desexing
  • Pensioner concession card (if applicable)
 Entire (non-desexed) animal  $201.00 (Regular)/ $55.00 (Registered Breeder)
  • Lifetime registration form
  • Microchip identification
  • Proof of breeder status (if applicable)
 Assistance or Working Dog  Free
  • Lifetime registration form
  • Microchip identification
  • Proof of Assistance Animal or Working Dog status