The NSW Pet Registry

The NSW Pet Registry is publicly available for cat and dog owners to update their contact details, report their pet missing, transfer ownership and pay most lifetime registration fees online.

The Registry can be found at

Council users should continue to use the existing CAR found at:

The Registry should be used by pet owners, breeders, vets and authorised identifiers. Veterinarians and authorised identifiers can enter a pet’s details directly onto the Registry when it is microchipped.

Pet owners who cannot use the website can still complete paper forms at their local council. People with assistance, working and breeding dogs will also need to register their dog in person at their local council.

Owner, breeder, vet and authorised identifier user guides are also available.



The Companion Animals Register can be found at

Councils play a significant role in promoting and overseeing responsible ownership of dogs and cats in their local area.

Key resources aimed at supporting councils to fulfil their responsibilities under the NSW Companion Animals Act 1998 and Companion Animals Regulation 2018: