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 www.petregistry.nsw.gov.au
Council users should continue to use the existing CAR found at: www.petregistry.nsw.gov.au/car
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 www.petregistry.nsw.gov.au/car
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:
- NSW Companion Animals Act 1998
- NSW Pet Registry User Guides
- FAQ for councils and authorised users
- FAQ for pounds, shelters and animal welfare organisations
- Guidelines for Registration Agents – PDF
- Guideline on the exercise of functions under the Companion Animals Act – 2015 – PDF
- Guidelines for Authorised Identifiers – Oct 2001 – PDF
- Guideline for breed assessors – May 2013 – PDF
- Guidelines for Temperament Assessors – Nov 2006 – PDF
- Temperament assessment statement – PDF
- Clause 16d Guidelines – Dec 2008– PDF
- Guidelines for approval as a greyhound re-training program – PDF
- Microchip numbers in use in NSW – Feb 2014 – PDF
- Guidelines for approval as Recognised Breeder Body – Nov 2011 – PDF