Bathurst Animal Rehoming Centre - BARC

Bathurst Regional Council's Rehoming Organisation Number: R251000098


Many of our unclaimed animals are made available for adoption. All animals undergo basic behaviour assessment, are vet checked, vaccinated, wormed, microchipped and registered. Animals available can be viewed here, or via Bathurst Regional Council's Facebook page.

Adoption Fees

Dog (includes vaccination, worming and microchipping) : $116.00, plus registration fee. Registration is $0 for a dog which is desexed and adopted from a Shelter. Fees for dogs which are not desexed are detailed here...

Cat (includes desexing, vaccination, worming and microchipping) : $195.00, registration fee is $0 for a cat which is desexed and adopted from a Shelter.

If a customer would like to adopt a dog which is not already desexed, Council strongly encourages the customer to arrange desexing with their chosen vet prior to release of the animal.

Adoption fees are detailed in Council’s Revenue Policy and are reviewed annually.

Further information on Registration fees can be found here...

From 1 July 2020, annual permit fees also apply for owners of cats not desexed by the age of four months, and for owners of restricted breeds or declared dangerous dogs. For further information please see here...

Lost - Found Animals

The Bathurst Animal Rehoming Centre (BARC) is located at 58 Hampden Park Road, Kelso.

Operating Hours

BARC is open by appointment only.  Customers can make an appointment by phoning Council on (02) 6333 6211.

Customers must provide a name, contact number and purpose of visit eg. release an impounded animal, view an animal available for adoption. If you are wishing to release an impounded animal, please ensure you have suitable documentation with you to provide proof of ownership.

Customers will be able to enter once the previous customer has left the facility. Please ensure that you have your telephone with you and the team member will call you when you can enter.

Payments for purchase or release of animals can be made by EFTPOS at BARC. Cash payments can only be accepted at the Civic Centre.

Council encourages all members of the community to consider pet adoption at this time. Don’t forget that you can view all available animals online, and speak to a team member to discuss which pet might be right for you.