Animals and Pets

In NSW, around 80 000 dogs and cats are lost, hurt or stolen each year. Most are impounded and are not able to be identified.

The Companion Animals Act was introduced by the NSW Government in 1998 to protect pets, their owners and the broader community. Animal micro-chipping now allows for your beloved pet to be returned to it’s home in the event it is hurt, lost or stolen.

For further information on how to register your pet, including a full list of fees, brochures, forms and Frequently Asked Questions, please visit the Office of Local Government Website (Dogs and Cats).

Animal Complaints

In the case that you wish to make a complaint about a neighbour’s pet, there are a number of options you can pursue. Firstly, it is important that you try to resolve the problem with your neighbour directly.

Change of Owner / Details

To ensure that the Statewide Register works effectively, the contact information of a pet owner must remain as current as possible. If you change your contact details, or in the instance that you sell..

Microchipping & Registration

Each year approximately 80 000 dogs and cats are lost, hurt or stolen in NSW alone. Most are impounded and due to their lack of identification, cannot be returned to their owners and risk being destroyed.

Pet Desexing

By desexing companion animals, they become less aggressive and easier to control. Inverell Shire Council recommends that pets are desexed if they are not intended to be used for breeding. By desexing your pet, you are helping to..

Pound Facility

The Inverell Shire Council Pound facility is located on Burtenshaw Road at the Inverell Shire Council Depot. To view companion animals that are in the pound, the hours of operation are from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. Please note the pound is not open on weekends or public holidays.



Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm

General Manager
PO Box 138 Inverell NSW 2360

Administration Centre

144 Otho Street
Inverell NSW 2360

Phone: (02) 6728 8288
Fax: (02) 6728 8277
ABN: 72 695 204 530


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