Cats and Dogs born before 1 July 2010 do not need to be microchipped, only those born or transferred after this date will need to be microchipped. You can have your animals microchipped by a Registered Vet or an approved Microchipper after 8 weeks of age. From 1 July 2010, microchipping is mandatory for all:

  • cats and dogs after they reach 12 weeks of age
  • cats and dogs that have changed ownership i.e. have been either sold or given away
  • declared regulated dogs i.e. restricted, dangerous dogs and menacing dogs