322 dog and cat owners in the Tweed have taken advantage of new and improved online systems to register their pets from the comfort of their own homes.

Member for Tweed Geoff Provest said the local pet owners are among 12,813 cat and dog owners across NSW who have used the NSW Pet Registry to register their pets since a new and improved website launched in October.

An additional 1556 owners have paid pet registration fees via Service NSW since it was added as a convenient new method in November – 97 per cent of these online.

Mr Provest urged people to use the convenient online channels to register their pet.

“These new and improved online services are another example of how the NSW Government is making the customer experience the central focus in our delivery of services,” Mr Provest said.

“I’m pleased to see the new online services have proven so popular within our local community.

“Pet registration fees go straight back into our local community, funding animal shelters, ranger services, dog recreation areas and education and awareness activities in the Tweed Shire Council area.”

Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock said it was encouraging to see so many people using the new and improved registration methods and encouraged pet owners to explore the improved NSW Pet Registry website.

“Creating a NSW Pet Registry profile is the easiest way for you to be contacted if your missing pet is found,” Mrs Hancock said.

Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello encouraged pet owners to utilise digital kiosks at the 99 Service NSW Centres across the State or online using a MyServiceNSW Account.

“People can use their MyServiceNSW Account from any computer or mobile device or visit their nearest Service NSW Centre with their cat or dog’s microchip number to pay their pet registration fee,” Mr Dominello said.