Microchip, register and desex your pet
Got a new pet?
Pets bring great pleasure to many of our residents and are good for our collective wellbeing.
The City of Sydney supports the community with services that ensure pets and people remain healthy and safe, and live together harmoniously.
We encourage owners to be responsible for their pets and require them to undertake some simple measures.
If you own a cat or dog and live in NSW, you are legally required to microchip and register your pet. This helps us quickly return your animal to you, if it is lost, injured or stolen.
We also encourage you to get your pet desexed – a simple procedure that helps pets to live longer and healthier lives, and makes them less prone to wander and fight.
If your pet is desexed, you'll receive a discount on your registration.
Our suggested 3-step process for pet owners:
Microchip your pet Before they are 12 weeks old (legally required)
Register your pet Before they are 6 months old (legally required)
Desex your pet Between 3–6 months old.
If you desex your pet before registering it, you will receive a discount on the registration fee.
You can also change the details of your existing pet registration.
More information for new pet owners:
Last updated: Tuesday, 15 July 2014