Domestic Violence NSW Report 08 October 2020

The report on Animals and people experiencing domestic and family violence: How their safety and wellbeing are interconnected from Domestic Violence NSW will be launched Wednesday 4 November, 2-3pm.

In July 2020, Domestic Violence NSW (DVNSW) surveyed over 100 domestic and family violence and community workers on this issue. More than half of the workers stated victim-survivors had disclosed a perpetrator killed their animal or animals. Over forty percent of workers stated victim-survivors with animals had delayed leaving a perpetrator for more than a year due to barriers to accessing support.


NSW Pet Registry Survey 06 October 2020

The Office of Local Government (OLG) is reviewing the function and operation of the NSW Pet Registry and would greatly appreciate feedback from veterinarians and veterinary nurses.

Please complete this survey to assist OLG with developing future improvements.  It should only take around 6 minutes to complete.


Consultation on regulation amendments for medical gas work 25 September 2020


Reminder: Have your say on a new medical gas work licensing scheme in NSW

The consultation on the regulation amendments for medical gas work closes on 27 September 2020. We encourage you to have your say on the new scheme.


Help us spread the word about the consultation

We’ve developed a communications pack to promote this consultation. We would appreciate if you could use the content included in the attached pack in your newsletters, websites and social media accounts.


About the consultation


NSW Pet Registry and Companion Animals Register 24 September 2020


NSW Pet Registry and Companion Animals Register password and email accounts

OLG has identified that a significant number of vet users have failed to specify an email address on their account profile or change their password from the default provided at the time of registration. This presents a risk to the system and user. An active email address is necessary for the password recovery function to be effective. OLG is encouraging vets and their staff to make these simple changes to their NSW Pet Registry profile.

If you are having trouble logging in to the Registry, please call the NSW Pet...

Annual permits implementation 24 September 2020


New advice about annual permits for non-desexed cats

The Office of Local Government (OLG) has provided further advice about the implementation of annual permits for non-desexed cats.

From 1 July 2020, the NSW Government introduced annual permits for owners of non-desexed cats, restricted dog breeds, and dogs declared to be dangerous. Cat owners who choose not to desex their cats are now required to pay an $80 annual permit in addition to their one-off lifetime pet registration fee, while owners of dangerous or restricted dogs need to pay a $195 annual permit in addition to the lifetime...

Black market cat drugs for treatment of feline infectious peritonitis 04 September 2020


The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has recently become aware of media reporting (Black market cat drugs studied as COVID-19 treatment, 31 August 2020, The Age), in relation to the unregistered compounds known as GS-441524 and GC376. These compounds, which are reportedly being used to treat cases of feline infectious peritonitis, are not approved for use by the APVMA.

Clients and veterinarians involved in the unlawful importation of unregistered veterinary chemicals may be subject to significant financial as well as civil or criminal penalties.

Further information...

Taronga Veterinary Professional Training in Wildlife Treatment & Care 04 September 2020


Registrations for intake 2 of the Taronga Veterinary Professional Training in Wildlife Treatment & Care are now open.

This course is aimed at veterinarians and veterinary nurses and focused at improving the knowledge and skills of veterinary staff related to wildlife triage, first aid, treatment and care.


Strengthening Business Bushfire Fund 31 August 2020















The Entrepreneurs’ Programme’s Strengthening Business service was announced on 11 March 2020 as part of the Small Business Rebuild Package – an initiative focussed on supporting local government areas that have been most impacted by the 2019-20 Black Summer...

Coronavirus Support for Business 31 August 2020


The Australian Government Business website provides information on a variety of support packages available to businesses including information about JobKeeper payments from its Coronavirus Support page.



COVID 19 Travel Restrictions 31 August 2020


Travel restrictions between states and territories and in some remote areas of Australia continue to be updated as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves.

General and specific state and territory travel restrictions are available from this Australian Government Department of Health website.

Travel restrictions have been particularly fluid for the border communities and state government sites...