Microchip Your Pet

Cat and a dog playing with each other

All dogs and cats must be microchipped before they are 12 weeks of age.

Microchipping is a quick and harmless procedure where a small microchip is inserted between your pet's shoulder blades.

If your microchipped pet goes astray and is taken to a vet, pound or shelter, we use the microchip's data to contact you and quickly reunite you with your pet.

How to microchip your pet

Take your pet to your local vet or animal welfare organisation for microchipping – they are accredited to do this procedure.

When your pet is microchipped, the authorised implanter will ask you to fill in the permanent ID form. This form must then be submitted to Federation Council.

  • We will enter the information from your form onto the NSW Companion Animal Register. There is no fee for this. Just because your pet is microchipped does NOT mean that is registered.
  • You will then receive a pink lifetime identification form, which then needs to be taken to Council for registration.

What if my pet was microchipped in another state?

If your dog or cat was microchipped elsewhere and you move to NSW, you will need to register your pet in NSW. To have your microchipping details updated, complete a Permanent Identification P1A form and submit to your local vet or Council. 

Download the form from the bottom of this page.