Register My Pet


IMPORTANT INFORMATION DURING COVID-19: People can register their pets online and pay at NSW Pet Registry without leaving the comfort of their home. You will just need your pet's microchip number, as you would if you came into Council.

If customers don’t have a microchip number, or unsure if the pet is microchipped,  they should make an appointment with their local vet to ensure their animal is microchipped. If your vet is unable to assist, customers can call ahead and make an appointment for a council ranger to assist. Dubbo Regional Council are asking customers,  please do not turn up at the Dubbo or Wellington animal shelter expecting staff to be available without an appointment. Dubbo animal shelter is open by appointment between 11.30am – 1.30pm Mon – Sat. Phone 6801 4640.

In NSW registration is for the lifetime of your animal so there are no annual renewals.  The Companion Animals Act 1998 (NSW) ('Act') requires all dogs and cats to be registered from the time the animal is six (6) months old.

Registration cannot be done until your animal is microchipped.  Registration is a record of your ownership of the animal.  Registration fees are used by councils for providing animal management related services to the community. These may include ranger services, shelter facilities, dog refuse bins, leash-free areas, educational and other companion animal-related activities.

All animals impounded by Council must be registered prior to release from the Dubbo City Animal Shelter. 

Registration can be completed online at or in person at Council's Dubbo Civic Administration Building, Wellington Administration Building or Dubbo City Animal Shelter

To register online or at Council you will need your animal's microchip number.  To claim a pensioner or breeder discount you will need to show documented proof in person at Council.  For desexed discount your vet should update the desexed status online to allow you to received the discount online.  Alternatively you can bring a desexing certificate to Council and register in person.  Proof or a statutory declaration may be required to receive working dog registration.

The costs of registration in NSW are set by the State Government and increase in July each year.  Discounted registration is available for dogs that are desexed prior to 6 months of age and cats that are desexed prior to four (4) months of age.



For a list of the most up-to-date fees for registering your pet, please click here.

Further information regarding microchipping, registration and your responsibilities as a pet owner is available from the Office of Local Government.

Last Edited: 19 Nov 2021

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