skip to content

We understand... you and your dog you and your cat now is the time to register your dog desexing cats leads to less unwanted kittens that every dog can bite that Good owners lead to good dogs that good cats have purrfect owners


New laws - Microchipping

All dogs and cats must be microchipped

Owners must microchip their dogs and cats by 12 weeks of age or at the point of sale (which ever occurs first). This includes dogs and cats that were more than 12 weeks of age on 1 July 2018.

Veterinarians may exempt an animal for medical reasons.

Microchipping is the most effective form of permanent identification for your dog or cat.

All dog and cat microchip details must be recorded on Dogs and Cats Online

Owners now have 24/7 access to Dogs and Cats Online and can update their details should they move, change phone number or their dog or cat becomes lost or deceased. There is no cost to enter or update microchip details on Dogs and Cats Online.

From 1 July 2018, microchip implanters will be required to enter the microchip details in Dogs and Cats Online

Dogs and Cats Online will be the South Australia microchip registry for dogs and cats. Microchip implanters must enter the microchip details into the statewide database. Owners can complete the microchip registration on Dogs and Cats Online following implantation and continue to maintain the register should any of their details change.

Enjoy cheaper dog registration (and cat registration if applicable)

Councils offer a registration rebate for ‘standard dogs’, which is a dog that is both microchipped and desexed.

Some councils have cat by-laws and cat registration. Cat owners should check requirements with their local council.


Benefits of microchipping

Microchipping process

Microchipping older dogs and cats