About the AAR

Our mission is to enable the speedy recovery of missing pets to their rightful owner.

Puppy peeking under tent flapThe Australasian Animal Registry (AAR) was established in 1989 and is the largest not-for-profit and most comprehensive animal registration and recovery service in Australasia.

Currently AAR maintains records for over 1.5 million animals and is growing daily. We register all animals - dogs, cats, birds, horses, reptiles and even ferrets.

AAR provides an accurate and independent service designed to assist in the speedy recovery of registered animals.

AAR is accredited by the following organisations:
• Queensland Government
• Australian Veterinary Association (AVA)
• Victorian Government, Department of Primary Industry (DPI) including the Bureau of Animal Welfare

Only authorised users are able to access the animal records for recovery purposes. This includes councils and veterinary clinics. A secure system of ID numbers and AAR staff training ensure the integrity of this process.

AAR is a division of the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS), which has been in existence since 1822. AAR follows the guiding principles and policies of RAS which includes placing a high priority on the care of all animals.