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Microchipping & Registration
The Companion Animals Act was introduced by the NSW Government in 1998 to protect pets, their owners and the broader community. In NSW, around 80,000 dogs and cats are lost, hurt or stolen each year. Most are impounded and are not able to be identified. Because they cannot be reunited with their owners, they may be destroyed.
Under the Act, all owners of puppies and kittens must take two steps to provide lifetime protection for their pets.
Together these two steps will help return your pet to you if it is lost, hurt or stolen.
Once microchipped and registered, your pet is protected for life.
Step 1 Puppies and kittens must be microchipped by 12 weeks of age for permanent identification.
A microchip is the size of a grain of rice. Your pet will feel little pain as the chip is inserted quickly and safely between the shoulders.
Inside the chip is a number which can be read by scanners to identify your pet.
Step 2 Register Puppies and kittens must also be registered through a local council on the NSW Companion Animals Register.
The statewide Register records all microchip number, linked to owners' details. This means you can be informed if your pet is found.
Your privacy is strictly protected as only authorised people can access the Registry, which is not linked to any other database.
Once Only Registration Fee
Please note that all dogs must be registered before they are the age of 6 months.
Fees are set by Legislation
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Stock animals such as cattle, sheep, horses and goats must be kept under control so that they do not cause damage to property or endanger life if found straying along roadsides. The effective control is the responsibility of the stockowners. The Impounding Act has provisions to deal with the impounding of stock and the return to owners or sale of impounded stock. The costs of impounding and release are passed onto the owner of the stock. Where stock is impounded under the Act in property owned by another person, or where damage occurs to another person's property, the owner of the stock is responsible for payment of costs involved.
The Department of Local Government has information about various Acts related to Companion Animals
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