Register your pet

Registering your cat or dog is a requirement in NSW (under the NSW Companion Animals Act 1998). Registration is for life and is a three-step process: 

  1. Microchip your cat or dog by 12 weeks of age or before being sold or given away
  2. Desex your dog prior to six months of age and your cat prior to four months of age for a reduced lifetime registration fee 
  3. Register your cat or dog before it is six months of age. 

Register your pet online

You can also register your pet in person at Council's Customer Service Centre. When registering in person, you must bring records showing proof of ownership, microchip number and desexing certificate supplied by vet.

DOG 2021/22 Lifetime Registration Fees  (fees increase with CPI from 1 July each year) Fee

Non-desexed dog

$224

Desexed dog (desexed prior to six months of age)
sterilisation certificate or clear receipt from a vet or statutory declaration required

$66

Desexed dog owned by Pensioner
sterilisation certificate or statutory declaration & current pensioner concession card required

$27

Desexed dog sold by Pound/Shelter

Free

Non-desexed dog - Not Recommended
requires written notification from a vet that it should not be desexed be submitted prior to 6 months of age

$66

Non-desexed dog - Recognised Breeder
requires proof of current membership of Dogs NSW or any other body approved by the Chief Executive and documentation verifying the dog is of a breed accepted by the recognised breeder body, and a signed statement from the member that the animal is to be kept for breeding purposes

$66

Recognised Assistance Animal
requires a statement from a recognised assistance animal organisation eg NSW Guide Dog Association that the animal is trained, or is being trained, as an assistance animal and is used as an assistance animal

Free

Working Dog 
requires assessment by Council's rangers that the dog is primarily used for droving, tending, working or protecting of stock

Free

Retired Greyhounds are required to be microchipped and registered as a companion animal, fees as above.

 

Late Fee (28 days after the required date) - applicable for registration and permits for both cats and dogs. $18

 

CAT 2021/22 Lifetime Registration Fees  (fees increase with CPI from 1 July each year) Fee

Desexed / non-desexed cat
sterilisation certificate or clear receipt from a vet or statutory declaration required
annual permit fees also apply from 1 July 2020 for non-desexed cats  (see table below)

$56

Desexed cat owned by Pensioner
sterilisation certificate or statutory declaration & current pensioner concession card required

$27

Desexed cat sold by Pound/Shelter

Free

Non-desexed cat - Not Recommended
requires written notification from a vet that it should not be desexed be submitted prior to 4 months of age

$56

Non-desexed cat - Recognised Breeder
requires proof of current membership of  NSW Cat Fanciers Assoc, Waratah State Cat Alliance or any other body approved by the Chief Executive and documentation verifying the cat is of a breed accepted by the recognised breeder body, and a signed statement from the member that the animal is to be kept for breeding purposes

$56

Annual Permit Fees apply from 1 July 2021  (fees increase with CPI from 1 July each year) Annual Fee

Non-desexed cat / cat not desexed by four months of age
from 1 July 2020 owners of cats not desexed by four months of age will be required to pay this annual permit fee in addition to their one-off lifetime pet registration fee

$81

Dog declared Dangerous and Restricted Breed
from 1 July 2020 owners of dogs of a restricted breed or declared to be dangerous will also be required to pay an annual permit fee in addition to their one-off lifetime pet registration fee

$197
Late fee if payment is not made with 28 days of required permit $18

All dogs must wear a collar around their neck and a name tag showing the dog's name, owner's name and address or telephone number.

All cats must wear a collar around their neck with a name tag showing cat's name, owner's name and address or telephone number or microchip number.

These only apply while the animal is not on the property of which the owner is the occupier.

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Ballina Shire Council
PO Box 450
Ballina NSW 2478

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