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1. Goulburn Mulwaree Animal Shelter

Goulburn Mulwaree Animal Shelter looks forward to welcoming you to meet all the lovely animals that are looking for their fur-ever homes and are currently available for adoption.

Our adoption fees include all of the following-

  • Microchipping (identification details will be placed on the NSW Companion Animal Register)
  • Lifetime Registration (within NSW)
  • Vaccination
  • Worm Treatment
  • Vet Check
  • De-sexing (if required)

Please Note: All dogs and cats adopted from the Animal Shelter are required to be de-sexed. Dogs and cats will not be sold as entire under any circumstances.

Animals available for adoption:

To view the profiles of our animals currently available for adoption please visit us during opening hours, or view the
Pet Rescue Website

The Goulburn Mulwaree Animal Shelter is located at 41B Ross Street, Goulburn.

Opening Hours

10am – 2pm  Monday to Friday and by appointment outside of these hours.

For all phone enquiries please contact the Animal Shelter on 02 4823 4595.

For after hours emergency contact 02 4822 1080. 


2. Responsible Pet Ownership

To be a responsible pet owner it is essential that you understand your obligations under NSW Legislation. Before welcoming any animal into your family please consider the responsibilities of owning a pet. These responsibilities include:

  • Looking after your pet’s welfare including its nutritional and exercise needs.
  • Ensuring your dog or cat is wearing a collar and tag with your contact details on it at all times.
  • Placing your dog on a lead when in a public place, other than a designated off leash area.
  • Picking up after your dog immediately when out walking and disposing of faeces appropriately.
  • Providing enough stimulation and exercise to keep your dog amused during the day to ensure barking does not become excessive.
  • Securing your animal appropriately when travelling in a car or on a utility.
  • Desexing your pet is recommended to prevent the likelihood of aggression and reduce unwanted litters.
  • Microchipping and Registration: This is a two part process that requires owners to-
    1. Have their animals implanted with a microchip from the time they are 12 weeks and prior to being sold.
    2. Register their animals with their local council by 6 months of age.

      Microchipping and Registration of your dog or cat is the best way of ensuring you can be reunited with your pet should it go missing. Creating a profile on the NSW Pet Registry and keeping your contact details updated, is the easiest way for you to be contacted if your pet is found.

  • Although under NSW Legislation, Cats are free to roam, it is recommended that you keep your cat indoors when possible to ensure its safety and that of native wildlife. 

Nuisance Barking Dog Brochure(PPTX, 599KB)

Responsible Pet Ownership FAQ(PDF, 325KB)

(PDF, 325KB)NSW Companion Animal Register - Lifetime Registration Form(PDF, 66KB)


3. Wildlife Rescue Australia

Wildlife Rescue Australia is a not-for-profit, voluntary organisation which operates an Australia wide, 24/7 Call Centre. 

The Centre is staffed by professional operators trained to facilitate the rescue of sick, injured or orphaned native animals.

Phone: 1300 596 457