All owners of dogs aged three months and over, are required to have their dog microchipped.
A dog is only exempt from microchipping if a veterinarian issues a certificate stating that the implantation of a microchip may adversely affect the health and welfare of the animal.
A microchip is a permanent form of identification which allows a dog to be identified 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, meaning that lost pets can be identified much more easily and returned more quickly. Contact your vet for more information on having your pet microchipped.
Have you moved? - If you have recently moved address or your contact details have changed since your dog was microchipped, please ensure that you contact the Central Animal Registry on (02) 9704 1450. A microchip is only as useful as its contact details!
For more information, please contact the City’s Community Safety team on 9267 9267.