Microchip your pet
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.
Our companion animals liaison officers provide free microchipping for local residents with valid pensioner, health care or student concession cards.
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. Send the completed form to us: City of Sydney, Pet Registration Officer, GPO Box 1591, Sydney NSW 2001.
- We will enter the information from your form onto the NSW Companion Animal Register. There is no fee for this. We will then send you a certificate of identification.
- You need to keep your certificate of identification so you can register your pet before it is 6 months old.
Next, register your pet.
Remember, you get a discount for pet registration if you desex your pet before registration.
Last updated: Friday, 17 October 2014