Register your cat

From $68

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What you need to do

The quickest and easiest way to register your cat is online with the NSW Pet Registry.

It’s a one-off fee, even if ownership changes.

All cats in NSW are legally required to be registered. There are on the spot fines of $330 (minimum) for owning a cat that’s not registered with a council in NSW.

It costs $68 to register a kitten before it is 12 weeks old. Your kitten must be microchipped by a breeder or vet before you can fill in the pet registration R2 form and register.

After 12 weeks and 28 days, late fees apply and the cost of registering your kitten increases to $90.

Once you’ve registered your kitten, you should consider desexing. If you choose not to desex your kitten by 4 months of age you’ll need to fill in a non-desexed cat and dog fees form and pay an annual permit fee of $96. If you don’t pay the annual permit within 28 days of when it’s due, there’s an additional late fee of $22. 

If your vet recommends late desexing, they’ll need to update the microchip or provide a late desexing recommendation letter. This needs to be done before your kitten turns 4 months.