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Approval to Access the Companion Animals Register - New South Wales


You will need to be authorised as an approved person if you intend to access the NSW Companion Animals Register for the purpose of reuniting cats and dogs with their owners. You may need to access this register if you are an approved companion animal identifier or work with companion animals.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this approval, you must be an employee or operator of an approved organisation. The following types of businesses and organisations are considered approved organisations:

  • Animal Welfare League NSW
  • Cat Protection Society of NSW
  • veterinary clinics
  • approved animal welfare organisations.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

You do not need to pay any fees.


Other resources

Act(s) name

Companion Animals Act 1998 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Companion Animals Regulation 2018 New South Wales

Approval time

Please allow 28 days for your application to be processed.

Administering agency

Department of Planning, Housing and Infrastructure

Office of Local Government

Contact details

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