What is the NSW Companion Animal Register?

The NSW Companion Animals Register is a NSW Government database, to which authorities in other states do not have access. If you are moving or travelling interstate, you may be required under another state’s legislation to list your cat or dog on a privately-operated national microchip database.

How do I register my dog as a companion animal NSW?

How do I register my assistance animal? Once the animal has been microchipped by a vet or authorised identifier, the owner should contact their local council to apply for a no fee registration.

What is the Companion Animals Register?

You will need to be authorised as an approved person if you intend to access the NSW Companion Animals Register for the purpose of reuniting cats and dogs with their owners. You may need to access this register if you are an approved companion animal identifier or work with companion animals.

How can I register my dog as a companion dog Australia?

Visit your vet and medical practitioner to obtain the declarations needed to fill out parts 3 and 4 of the Assistance Dog Application Form. You will need to provide evidence from your relevant local government that your dog is registered and microchipped.

How do I transfer ownership of a pet in NSW?

You can change the ownership of a cat or dog by ‘claiming the pet’ and updating its registration details on the NSW Pet Registry. If your dog or cat isn’t registered, select the ‘Register online’ button. Log in, or create your MyServiceNSW Account. Enter your identity document details, if required.

Who qualifies for a companion dog?

Qualifying for a Companion Dog Companion dogs are often used to help those who suffer from anxiety, depression, mood disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or even substance abuse issues.

How can I get my dog certified as a companion dog?

There is no such thing as a certificate or a certification program that officially qualifies a dog as an emotional support animal under law. The only legitimate way to qualify your dog as an Emotional Support Animal is by obtaining a recommendation letter from a licensed mental health professional.

How do you qualify for a companion dog?

How do you transfer ownership of a dog in NSW?

How do I qualify for a therapy dog?

To apply for a Therapy Dog you need to meet the following criteria:

  1. Be capable of exercising a large breed dog for a minimum of 1 hour each day outside of the home.
  2. Our Therapy dogs are raised to be around people inside the home and are not conditioned to be left alone for long periods of time throughout the day.

What are the regulations for microchipping dogs and cats in NSW?

In NSW, all cats and dogs, other than exempt cats and dogs, must be microchipped by 12 weeks of age or before being sold or given away, whichever happens first. If you buy a cat or dog in NSW that is not microchipped, you should report this to a local council for investigation and further action, if appropriate.