Why do I have to register my animal annually?
Under the Domestic Animal Management Act 2004, ALL cats and dogs over three months of age must be registered with us.
Registrations are due on April 10 each year, and you can register your animal online using our online services here. You can find out more about the registrations process here.
Is there a discount for pensioners?
Yes. The registration fee for animals owned by pensioners is half the applicable fee. There are some exemptions. You can read more via our website here.
Do all cats and dogs need to be desexed?
No, however there are many benefits to desexing your animals. You can also receive a reduced registration fee.
My dog or cat has run away – what will happen to it?
If your dog or cat is picked up by a ranger, they will do everything within their power to return it to you that day – so make sure they are microchipped and registered (and your contact details are up to date) so your loved companion can be brought home as soon as possible.
Someone must also be at home to receive the animal when it’s returned to the registered address. If you can’t be contacted or the pet is not microchipped and registered, it will be taken to the Albury Animal Care Centre in Lavington.
Check their Facebook page for the most up-to-date listing to see if your dog or cat has been impounded. You have eight days to claim your pet.
- If it’s registered, phone Albury Animal Care Centre on (02) 6025 9682 to make an appointment to collect it during opening hours.
- If it’s not registered, you will have to register it before you can collect it – either online (pay via credit card) or in person at Albury Animal Care Centre.
- If your cat is not desexed, you will have to arrange with Albury Animal Care Centre for a vet to desex it before you can collect it.
* Please note impounding fees also apply.
I’ve changed by address – how do I update my animal registration?
The easiest way to update your contact details with the council is to complete our ‘change of details’ online form.
You can also contact our customer service team on (02) 6022 9300 who will update your address on our systems.