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 rangers 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: AlburyCity, Compliance Team, PO Box 323, Albury NSW 2640.
- 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.
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.