Companion animal legislation
NSW companion animal legislation details the identification and registration requirements for companion animals, and the duties and responsibilities of owners.
If you sell or give away a dog or cat
All dogs and cats advertised for sale (or given away) must have an identification number. This includes all advertisements - newspapers, posters, community notice boards and social media.
Under NSW Government regulations the identification number can be:
- a microchip number
- a breeder identification number
- re-homing organisation number.
Any transfer ownership must be noted on the NSW Pet Registry within 14 days. The new owner must create a profile and ‘link’ their new pet at the time of collection.
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