All dogs and cats must be microchipped by 12 weeks of age or at the point of sale (which ever occurs first).
Veterinarians may exempt an animal for medical reasons.
Microchipping is the most effective form of permanent identification for your dog or cat.
Owners have 24/7 access to Dogs and Cats Online and can update their details should they move, change phone number or their dog or cat becomes lost or deceased. There is no cost to enter or update microchip details on Dogs and Cats Online.
Councils offer a registration rebate for ‘standard dogs’, which is a dog that is both microchipped and desexed.
Some councils have cat by-laws and cat registration. Cat owners should check requirements with their local council.