Inner West Council

Animals and Birds

The NSW Companion Animals Act was introduced in 1999 to protect pets, their owners and the broader community.

The Act introduced measures such as microchipping and lifetime registration of all new kittens, puppies, cats and dogs sold or given away after 1 July 1999.  All dogs must be microchipped and have lifetime registration.

Cats born before 1 July 1999 do not have to be registered unless they are sold or transfer ownership .  All cats born, sold or given away after 1 July 1999 must be microchipped and have lifetime registration.

Please refer to the left hand column for links to specific requirements of Council for keeping animals and birds.