Register your dog

From $78

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What you need to do

It’s a one-off fee to register your dog, even if ownership changes.

All dogs in NSW are legally required to be registered. There are on the spot fines of $330 (minimum) for owning a dog not been registered with a council in NSW.

It costs $78 to register a puppy before it is 12 weeks old. Your pup must be microchipped by a breeder or vet before it can be registered. You'll need to complete a pet registration R2 form and permanent identification P1A form to register your dog.

If it’s more than 28 days after your puppy turns 12 weeks, late fees apply and registration increases to $100.

There’s an additional fee of $184 if you don’t desex your puppy by 6 months of age. If your vet recommends late desexing, they must update the microchip or provide a late desexing recommendation letter. This needs to be done before your pup turns 6 months.

Registration for a non-desexed dog over 6 months of age costs $262. If you don’t pay within 28 days of your dog turning 6 months, late fees apply and the total cost to register is $284.

If you’re unable to register online with the NSW Pet Registry, contact us on 02 9265 9333 or [email protected] for help.