Pet Ownership

21-15 Introduction of free lifetime registration for rescued pets and increases to companion animal fees for 2021/22

Circular Details21-15 / 30 June 2021 / A779149Previous Circular20-27 Amendments to the Companion Animals Regulation 2018 / 13-54 Responsible pet ownership funding arrangementsWho should read thisCouncillors / General Managers / Council finance staff / Companion Animal Enforcement and Administration OfficersContactProgram...

21-10 Guidelines for Designated Rehoming Organisations under Section 88B of the Companion Animals Act 1998

Circular Details21-10 / 9 June 2021 / A640098Previous Circular18-26 – Commencement of amendments to the Companion Animals Act 1998 and a new Companion Animals Regulation 2018Who should read thisGeneral Managers / Rangers / PoundsContactProgram Delivery Team / 02 4428 4100...

21-05 Cat management requirements for councils

Circular Details21-05 / 23 April 2021 / A719010Who should read thisCompanion Animals Compliance and Enforcement Officers / Pound Services StaffContactProgram Delivery Team / 02 4428 4100 / olg@olg.nsw.gov.auAction requiredCouncil to ImplementPDF Version21-05 Cat management requirements for councils What’s new or...

21-03 Additional functionality and improvements to the NSW Companion Animals Register and Pet Registry

Circular Details21-03 / 8 April 2021 / A765663Who should read thisCompanion Animals Teams / Ranger ServicesContactProgram Delivery Team / (02) 4428 4100 or 1300 134 460 / pets@olg.nsw.gov.auAction requiredInformationPDF Version21-03 Additional functionality and improvements to the NSW Companion Animals Register...

20-27 Amendments to the Companion Animals Regulation 2018

Category: Circular to CouncilsStatus: ActiveCircular Details: 20-27 / 1 July 2020/ A708906Contact: Policy Team / 02 4428 4100 / olg@olg.nsw.gov.auPrevious Circular: NilAttachments: Summary of amendments to the Companion Animals Regulation 2018 (the Regulation) - PDFWho should read this: General Managers / Companion Animals...

20-26 New guidelines for registration agents

Category: Circular to CouncilsStatus: ActiveCircular Details: 20-26 / 30 June 2020/ A637765Contact: Program Delivery Team / 02 4428 4100 / olg@olg.nsw.gov.auPrevious Circular: 18-26Attachments: Exercise of Functions Guidelines replaced by new Guidelines for Registration AgentsWho should read this: General Managers / Rangers / Pounds...

18-26 – Commencement of amendments to the Companion Animals Act 1998 and a new Companion Animals Regulation 2018

On 31 August 2018 amendments to the Companion Animals Act 1998 commenced, and the Companion Animals Regulation 2018 wholly replaced the former Companion Animals Regulation 2008. In addition, penalties for offences relating to assistance animals increased on 1 July 2018.

18-16 – Increase to companion animal registration fees in line with CPI

From 1 July 2018 cat and dog lifetime registration fees will increase in line with the Consumer Price Index as required by the Companion Animals Regulation 2008 and outlined in Circular to Councils 13-54.

17-18 – Increase to companion animal registration fees in line with CPI

From 1 July 2017 cat and dog lifetime registration fees will increase in line with the Consumer Price Index as required by the Companion Animals Regulation 2008 and outlined in Circular to Councils 13-54.

15-37 – 50% discounted registration fee for desexed animals sold by an eligible pound or shelter

The Companion Animals Amendment (Registration Fees) Regulation 2015 commenced on 29 October 2015. For dogs and cats sold by eligible pounds or shelters that are desexed at the time of registration, the fee payable is 50% of the fee for a desexed animal referred to in clause 17(1)(a) of the Companion Animals Regulation 2008. This discount also applies to animals transferred from eligible pounds or shelters to a rescue organisation for rehoming. An eligible pound or shelter includes a NSW council pound, the Animal Welfare League NSW, the Cat Protection Society of NSW Inc. and the RSPCA NSW.