The NSW Government recently introduced legislation called the Companion Animals Act 1998. It introduced lifetime registration and microchip identification requirements for cats & dogs.
What You Need To Do
Any cats & dogs that are sold or given away from 1 July 1999, must be microchipped and lifetime registered. Existing cats and dogs must also be microchipped and lifetime registered.
You can get your pet microchipped at your local Vet, or any animal welfare organisation.
You will then receive a pink Lifetime Identification form, which then needs to be taken to Council.
Lifetime Registraion can be completed at the Corowa Council Office, Mulwala Library, Howlong Community Resource Centre and also online (see below).
Lifetime Registration, Change of Owner/Details and Permanent Identification forms can also be download from the Department of Local Government's website by Clicking Here
You will need to bring into the Council your Lifetime Identification form, proof of desexing form from your Vet and any other documents that entitle you to a discount.
Once your dog has been microchipped you then must pay for it's lifetime registration at one of Council's offices. The fees are:
If you have lost your cat or dog please contact council.