Update your pet’s registration
With an up-to-date register, we can easily contact owners when a lost or missing pet is found.
If your cat or dog passes away, you need to let us know within 28 days.
Project Status: When you need to do this
Your owner information needs to be kept up-to-date. If your situation changes, you must notify us so we can update your pet registration details.
What you need to do
- If you change your address, fill in the change of address notice below
- If you sell or give your pet to a new owner, fill in the change of owner/details form below
Post your completed form to us or take it to a customer service centre.
If your pet has passed away
- If your cat or dog passes away, you need to let us know within 28 days by filling in a deceased pet register below
- We'll cancel your pet's registration and you'll no longer receive notifications from us
Before you start
If you're moving with your pet to our area from another state or country, and the previous owner can't be found, you'll need to identify and register your pet in NSW. You'll need to provide us with:
- a copy of the bill of sale.
- a statutory declaration outlining the circumstances of sale or proof of ownership.
- a completed permanent identification form (PDF 506 KB).
- a completed verification of existing microchip form (PDF 257 KB) signed by an authorised identifier, such as a vet.
- a completed lifetime registration form (PDF 495 KB).
- payment of the applicable fees.
If you don’t keep your pet’s registration up-to-date
You may be fined if you don’t let us know when your pet is sold or given to a new owner.
If you can no longer care for your pet
We don’t accept surrendered animals. If you’re no longer able to care for your pet, please contact the RSPCA, Cat Protection Society, Animal Welfare League or your local animal shelter for advice.
It’s illegal to dump or abandon your animal and animal cruelty charges apply.