Companion Animal Identification and Registration - New South Wales

Description

If you intend to own a dog, cat or any other type of animal that is designated as a companion animal by your Council, you must ensure the animal is identified and registered. Please be aware that all dogs are treated as companion animals, even working dogs on rural properties, guard dogs and corrective services dogs.

Your companion animal must be identified from the time it is 12 weeks old or when it first sold. Identification involves the implantation in the animal of an approved microchip. The animal must not be sold unless it has been identified. Your companion animal must be registered by the time they are six months of age.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Exemptions

There are some exemptions from this process. To confirm your animal's eligibility to an exemption, you should contact your Council.

Eligibility Requirements

You can apply for registration as either:

  • an individual over the age of 18 years
  • a corporation
  • a body corporate or politic.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

Lifetime of the animal.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
General Miscellaneous Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other - There is no fee for working dogs, assistance animals, greyhounds registered under greyhound legislation, or cats registered before 1999 where ownership has not changed.
Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $27.50

Registration of desexed animal sold by eligible pound or shelter.

Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $55.00

Registration of desexed animal.

Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $23.00

Registration of desexed animal owned by pensioner.

Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $201.00

Registration of non-desexed animal.

Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $55.00

Registration of non-desexed animal owned by recognised breeder.

Administering agency

Northern Beaches Council

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Enquiries Officer

Operating address: Town Hall, 1 Belgrave Street
Manly
NSW 2095
Operating address: 725 Pittwater Road
Dee Why, New South Wales 2099
Operating address: Village Park
1 Park Street
Mona Vale, New South Wales 2103
Operating address: 59A Old Barrenjoey Road
Avalon Beach, New South Wales 2107
Mailing address: PO BOX 82
Manly, New South Wales 1655
Mailing address: PO BOX 1336
Dee Why, New South Wales 2099
Mailing address: PO BOX 882
Mona Vale, New South Wales 1660
Phone: 02 9976 1500
Phone: 02 9942 2111
Phone: 02 9970 1111
Fax: 02 9976 1400
Fax: 02 9971 4522
Fax: 02 9970 1200
Email: council@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au
Website: Manly Council (Opens in new window)