Annual permits


Pet owners with non-desexed adult cats and restricted and dangerous dogs are required to pay an annual permit, introduced by the NSW Government.

Owners of cats not desexed by four month of ages, and owners dogs of a restricted breed or formally declared to be dangerous are required to pay an annual permit in addition to their one-off lifetime pet registration fee.

You may pay your annual permit online, however your pet must first be registered.

Late fees apply if a permit is not paid by 28 days after the permit requirement took effect. View relevant fees and charges here.

Pay your annual permit

Apply and pay online

Step 1.Register your pet

Ensure your cat or dog is microchipped (via Council ranger or local veterinary practice) and registered via Council or online.

Step 2.Pay your annual permit

Once registered, you can then pay your permit online via the NSW Pet Registry. 

Pay in person

Step 2.Pay your permit

Permits can be paid at Council’s Customer Service Centres. You may also complete and submit the relevant form in person.

Council Customer Service Centres

Mudgee 86 Market St
Gulgong 109 Herbert St
Rylstone 77 Louee St

Why desex your cat?

Improving desexing rates is intended to ease the burden on pounds and shelters, reduce euthanasia rates, and protect the environment and native wildlife by reducing the number of stray and roaming cats in the area. Desexing your cat also prevents reproductive cycle behaviours and can reduce the risk of potentially serious health problems.

Dangerous and restricted dog breeds

Dogs of any breed can be formally declared dangerous by a council or court if the dog, without provocation has attacked or killed a person or animal, repeatedly threatened to attack or repeatedly chased a person or animal, or is kept or used for hunting. 

Restricted dog breeds (Section 55 Companion Animals Act 1998) include:

  • American pit bull terrier or pit bull terrier
  • Japanese tosa
  • Dogo Argentino (Argentinian fighting dog)
  • Filo Brasileiro (Brazilian mastiff)
  • Perro de Presa Canario or Presa Canario (Canary mastiff)
  • Any other dog of a breed, kind or description whose importation into Australia is prohibited by or under the Customs Act 1901 of the Commonwealth
  • Any dog declared by an authorised officer of a Council under Division 6 of the act to be a restricted dog
  • Any other dog of a breed, kind or description prescribed by the regulations for the purposes of the act. 

A dog can also be declared as restricted if it is a cross-breed of these restricted dog breeds.

Please get in touch with the Council ranger if you have any questions or concerns in regards to dangerous or restricted dogs.