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Dogs and cats

Dogs, cats and the law

The Companion Animals Act 1998 and the Companion Animals Regulation 2008 provide for the identification and registration of dogs and cats, how they are managed and the duties and responsibilities of their owners in NSW.

Dogs, cats and local councils

Local councils administer and enforce this legislation, as well as update registration information on the NSW Companion Animals Register. Contact your local council if you have any questions about dogs, cats and the law, or to update your dog or cat's contact details on the Register.

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