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Pet ownership brings with it a number of responsibilities. Owners are required to ensure cats and dogs are identified by microchip by the age of 12 weeks and registered by the age of 6 months.

Any person wishing to register a dog or cat can do so at either of Councils Offices.

You will need to bring with you any necessary documentation such as microchip details, sterilisation certificate, breeder’s card or pension card.

Please note that microchipping is not registration.

From 1 July, 2017 Life time registration fees are as follows:-

Animal not desexed $201
Desexed animal $55
Animal not desexed under 6 months of age* $55
Animal not desexed kept by recognised breeder for breeding purposes $55
Desexed animal owned by eligible pensioner** $23
Desexed animal sold by eligible pound or shelter $27.50
Working dog $0
Cat born prior to 1 July 1999 where ownership has not changed (when the Companion Animals Act 1998 came into effect) $0
Assistance animal Dog in the service of the State, for example, a police dog $0
Greyhound currently registered under the Greyhound Racing Act 2009 $0


If your animal is impounded, it will be kept for 14 days if the animal is microchipped, if the animal is not microchipped and nobody has come forward to claim ownership, then the animal can only be kept for 7 days.

• Microchipping of Impounded Animal Only $20.00
• Release fee from Pound (1st time) $25.00
• Subsequent impounding within 12 months of the first, release fee $55.00
• Maintenance (per day or part thereof) $15.00
• Surrender a Companion Animal $ 100.00

Rangers can be contacted on 0417 465 228 (Cootamundra) or 0407 894 269 (Gundagai).

Impounding Fees: (first offence) $30.00
Impounding Fees: (second & subsequent offence) $45.00
Maintenance & Sustenance Fee (per day held) $20.00
Animal Release Fee – First Impounding – plus daily maintenance fee $30.00
Animal Release Fee – Second Impounding – plus daily maintenance fee $55.00
Pound – Microchipping Fee $20.00
Surrender companion animal $100.00

Euthanasia Fee – includes Vets cost and Pound Release Fee – At Cost