All dogs registered after 1 July 2006, except working dogs, need to be microchipped.
New puppies and dogs
You are legally required to register a puppy by 3 months old and have it implanted with an approved microchip in the following two months.
Please send a copy of the microchip number (for example the microchip certificate from your vet) to firstname.lastname@example.org
This requirement was introduced on 1 July 2006.
Penalities for not microchipping
If you don't have your dog microchipped, you may:
- receive a warning or infringement fine of $300
- have your dog seized
- be prosecuted.
For more information on microchipping, visit:
Dog Control - Department of Internal Affairs