Being a pet owner is extremely rewarding, but it is also a big responsibility. As well as caring for a companion animal, owners are responsible for their pet’s behaviour and registration.
For information to assist in the Registration or Microchipping of your Cat or Dog, please view the FAQ's and Fact Sheets below or lodge an application by clicking on the "Apply for It" Button.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Microchipping Compulsory?
Yes. Microchipping a dog or cat is similar to having an annual vaccination.
You can not register your pet without it being microchipped.
When does my dog or cat have to be microchipped and why?
Since 1 July 1999 all dogs and cats in NSW must be microchipped at point of sale, change of ownership or by 12 weeks of age, whichever occurs first.
If you purchase a puppy, kitten, dog or cat in NSW, under the Companion Animals Act, 1998 it must be microchipped first.
Is it cheaper to register dogs and cats if they are desexed?
Yes. All pet owners are encouraged to desex their pets prior to registration to take advantage of the significant registration discounts offered for desexed animals.
How much does microchipping cost and where can I get it done?
The cost of microchipping is not regulated and the customer should shop around for the best price. We recommend people contact their veterinary practices to obtain a quote for microchipping.
Where can I get microchipping done?
- Local Vet
- Wollongong City Council usually offers a discounted microchipping day annually.
External contacts for enquiries:
- RSPCA - 4271 3410
- Animal Welfare League - 4261 1686
How can I register my pet with Council?
To register your animal with Wollongong City Council you require the following:
- microchipping paperwork - preferably a certificate of identification issued by Council
- proof of desexed animal (if applicable) - preferably a certificate of sterilisation or documentation
- If the above is unavailable: a Statutory Declaration with animals chip number and owners information witnessed by a Justice of the Peace.
Registration can only be done at the Wollongong City Council Cashiers or the RSPCA. Registration cannot be paid with credit over the phone. However, you can send the information by mail with a cheque or money order.
WOLLONGONG CITY COUNCIL
Wollongong City Council, 41 Burelli Street,
Wollongong NSW 2500 ▪ Postal:
Locked Bag 8821
Wollongong DC NSW 2500
(02) 4227 7111 ▪ Fax:
(02) 4227 7277 ▪ Email:
63 139 525 939 – GST Registered