Register Your Pet

Have you recently adopted a pet?

All residents must register their pet with Council. You can now register your pet online using the links below, but before registering your pet please review the fees and requirements below:

Lifetime registration fees

Registration Type Registration description  New Fee
(From 1 July 2020)
Dog - Desexed
(by relevant age*)
Registration fee for an animal desexed by the relevant desexing age $60
Dog - Desexed
(by relevant age* - eligible pensioner)
Desexed animal owned by an eligible pensioner $26
Dog - Desexed
(sold by pound/shelter) 
Desexed animal sold by an eligible pound or shelter $30
Dog - Not Desexed or Desexed
(after relevant age*)
Combined registration fee and additional fee for an animal not desexed by the relevant desexing age $216
Dog - Not Desexed
(not recommended)
Animal with written notification from a vet that it should not be desexed $60
Dog - Not Desexed
(recognised breeder)
Animal not desexed and kept by a recognised breeder for breeding purposes $60
Dog - Working Working dog $0
Dog - Service of the State Dog in the service of the State, for example, a police dog $0
Assistance Animal Assistance Animal $0
Cat - Desexed or Not Desexed** Registration fee $50
Cat - Desexed or Not Desexed**
(eligible pensioner)
Animal owned by an eligible pensioner $26
Cat - Desexed
(sold by pound/shelter)
Desexed animal sold by an eligible pound or shelter $25
Cat - Not Desexed**
(not recommended)
Animal with written notification from a vet that it should not be desexed $50
Cat - Not Desexed**
(recognised breeder)
Animal not desexed and kept by a recognised breeder for breeding purposes $50

* Relevant age is by 6 months old for a dog; 4 months old for a cat. One day over 6 or 4 months for dogs or cats will incur the full fee respectively.

** For cats from 1st of July there is an annual permit of $80 for every non-desexed cats along with the full fee (see more information about annual permits below)

Annual permits for non-desexed cats and dangerous/restricted dogs

The NSW Government has introduced annual permits for non-desexed cats and restricted and dangerous dogs. 

From 1 July 2020, owners of non-desexed cats older than 4 months are required to pay an $80 annual permit in addition to the one-off lifetimepet registration fee. Desex your cat now and avoid ever having to pay this fee.

Owners of a restricted breed or formally declared to be dangerous dog will be required to pay a $195 annual permit in addition to their one-off lifetime pet registration fee.

There is also a late fee of $17 if a registration fee is not paid 28 days after the date on which the animal is required to be registered.

If you require any further information or assistance, please contact the NSW Pet Registry at pets@olg.nsw.gov.au 

ANNUAL PERMITS – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS(PDF, 143KB)

How to register:

NSW Pet Registry

Have you recently adopted a pet?

Ensure you have digital copies of the relevant documents and certificates, such as your pet's 15-digit microchip number.

Register your pet online through the NSW Pet Registry

REGISTER HERE

If you are unable to register your pet online via the NSW Pet Registry website please contact Council directly on 9725 0872 for assistance.

ONLINE

Online payment and submitting your documents

Online payment will only be accepted for Fairfield City residents, if you live outside the Fairfield local government area please visit your local council.

Residents are required to submit the following documents before paying registrations online. 

Email your Lifetime Registration form with the Permanent Identification form or the Certificate of Identification to mail@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au. When your paperwork is validated Council will send an email to complete your online payment registration. 

Register your pet online

REGISTER YOUR PET HERE

In Person

Council's Customer Service Centre 

To complete the registration form you will need to bring to Council or our Libraries the following; Lifetime Registration form and Permanent Identification form or Certificate of Identification. You will also need to bring proof any of the below documentation that apply to your pet registration:

  • Desexing certificate (if applicable)
  • Pensioner concession card (if applicable)
  • Desexed animal adoption from pound/shelter paperwork (if applicable)
  • Annual permits paperwork (if applicable)
  • Written statement from Veterinarian (if applicable)
  • Breeders card verifying the cat or dog is of a breed accepted by the recognised breeder body and a signed Statutory Declaration by the breeder that the cat/dog is to be kept for breeding purposes (if applicable)
  • Restricted or dangerous dogs (if applicable)

Bring the required information to 86 Avoca Road, Wakeley, between 8.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday (excluding holidays). Payment can be made with cash, cheque, debit card (EFTPOS) or credit card (Visa and MasterCard). 

Libraries

You can pay in person at Fairfield Library, Bonnyrigg Library, Wetherill Park Library and Whitlam Library, but only via cheque, eftpos, money order & credit card. No cash accepted. To find the address and opening times of your closest eligible library please visit the library section of our website.

Over the phone

Phone payment

If you wish to make a credit card payment over the phone using a Visa or MasterCard a 0.75% surcharge applies. 

  • First email a completed Lifetime Registration form and email all supporting documents to mail@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au
  • Please include the microchip number of your pet and your contact details. A Council Officer will contact you to finalise your phone payment.