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Frequently Asked Questions

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Does my farm working dog have to be registered?
A working dog is defined in the Companion Animals Act as a dog used primarily for the purpose of droving, tending, working or protecting stock, and includes a dog which is being trained as a working dog.
If the dog is ordinarily kept on land categorised as farmland for rating purposes it is exempt from microchipping and registration requirements.
For all other working dogs that do not meet the above exemption requirements, microchipping and lifetime registration is required, but no registration fee applies.
If you own a working dog that is exempt from microchipping and lifetime registration, you are encouraged to microchip and register your valuable animal. However, no registration fee applies.
Farm pets are NOT considered to be working dogs.

Dogs and Cats

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1. Do I have to register my Dog or Cat?
2. When does my cat or dog have to be microchipped?
3. Does my farm working dog have to be registered?
4. Can my cat or dog lose its exemption from microchipping and lifetime registration?
5. Do I have to register and microchip my cat?
6. How much does lifetime registration cost?
7. I have recently moved to NSW – how long until I have to lifetime register my pet?
8. What do I need to do if I give my pet away or sell it?
9. What do I need to do if my pet is lost or dies?
10. Do I have to keep my cat inside?
11. Does my dog need to be on a leash?