NSW Pet Registry

Responsible pet owners microchip and register their dog or cat and ensure that their contact details are up to date. You can now update your contact details on the new NSW Pet Registry. If your dog or cat is lost, up to date contact details are the best way to bring your pet home.

Office of Local Government pet shoot, 18 Mar 2016.

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Microchipping & registration

Updating you pets details the NSW Pet Registry

NSW Pet Registry – Website

Responsible Pet Ownership

Responsible pet owners microchip and register their dog or cat and ensure that their contact details are up to date. You can now update your contact details on the new NSW Pet Registry. If your dog or cat is lost, up to date contact details are the best way to bring your pet home.

Office of Local Government pet shoot, 18 Mar 2016.

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Microchipping & Registration

Frequently Asked Questions

Assistance Animals

Declared Dangerous and Menacing dogs

Greyhounds

Nuisance dogs and cats

Restricted dogs

Dog Attack Reporting

Pound and Dog Attack Statistics

Education program

The NSW Government has three education programs targeting responsible pet ownership and safe pet interaction.

  1. ‘We Are Family’ – targeting the child and pet relationship from pregnancy to preschool years.
  2. ‘Living Safely with Dogs’ – targeting 4 – 5 year old pre-school children.
  3. ‘Living Safely with Pets’ – targeting 5 – 8 year old primary school children.

The programs aim to educate parents and children about how to interact safely with pets.

We are Family (www.wearefamily.nsw.gov.au)

Pet Town (www.pets.nsw.gov.au) – Victor and Victoria’s Pet Town is an animated interactive tool for children based on the programs’ safety messages. A tablet version has also been developed and is available free in App stores.

Pet Education Program – To register your interest in having the Responsible Pet Education Program delivered within your school or centre, please email a request to info@pets.nsw.gov.au.

Responsible Pet Ownership Banner

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Information about the Responsible Pet Ownership – Education program

Information for Professionals

Click on the topics to the left for information for animal rescue organisations, pet shops, breeders, vets, authorised identifiers, approved persons and local councils.

Information for Professionals

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Animal Rescue Organisations

Breeders

Pet Shops

Vets and Identifiers

Companion Animals Taskforce

The Companion Animals Taskforce was established by the Minister for Local Government and the Minister for Primary Industries to provide advice on key companion animal issues, including strategies to reduce the rate of companion animal euthanasia.

Specifically, the Ministers asked the Taskforce to inquire into:

  • Euthanasia rates and re-homing options for surrendered or abandoned companion animals
  • The breeding of companion animals including the practices of “puppy farms”
  • The sale of companion animals
  • The microchipping and desexing of companion animals
  • Current education programs on “responsible pet ownership”
  • Dangerous dogs
  • Any other high priority companion animal issues that become apparent to the Taskforce.

Companion Animals Taskforce

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Information about the Companion Animals Taskforce