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Registration fees

Current lifetime registration fees (valid for the cat or dog's lifetime) from 1 July 2018 are as follows:


 Registration type

Animal not desexed
Desexed animal
Animal not desexed under 6 months of age*
Animal not desexed kept by recognised breeder for breeding purposes
Desexed animal owned by eligible pensioner**
Desexed animal sold by eligible pound or shelter
Working dog
Cat born prior to 1 July 1999 where ownership has not changed (when the $0Companion Animals Act 1998 came into effect)
Assistance animal
Dog in the service of the State, for example, a police dog
Greyhound currently registered under the Greyhound Racing Act 2009

*   Enables pet owners intending to have their cat or dog desexed to access the discounted registration fee. The pet must be desexed and the Pet Registry updated before the pet reaches 6 months of age.  If desexing does not occur, then the additional fee of $150 applies. Where the pet is not desexed or the additional fee not paid, the registration is cancelled and penalties may apply.
**  An eligible pensioner includes a person in receipt of the aged pension, war widow pension or disability pension. If you are unsure whether you are an eligible pensioner, please contact your local council.

Are there any refunds for lifetime registration fees?
No. In NSW, registration is required once only and is valid for the animal’s lifetime. As a result, it is not possible to obtain a refund if, for example, you have your animal desexed or your animal dies after you pay the registration fee.

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