Yes. Section 84 of the Domestic Animals Act 2000 and Regulation 7 of the Domestic Animals Regulation 2001 requires microchipping of cats and dogs prior to sale/transfer and by 12 weeks of age.
Regulations 7 and 9 of the Domestic Animals Regulation 2001 outline what information must be recorded in the microchip database.
Yes. Section 8 of the Companion Animals Act 1998 requires microchipping of cats and dogs prior to sale/transfer and by 12 weeks of age.
Regulation 8 of the Companion Animals Regulation 2008 outlines what information must be recorded in the microchip database.
Yes. Sections 13 and 14 of the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 requires microchipping of cats and dogs prior to sale/transfer and prior to reaching 12 weeks of age.
Schedule 2 of the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 and Schedule 4 of the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Regulation 2009 outline what information must be recorded in the microchip database.
Yes, from 1 July 2018, 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. This includes dogs and cats that are more than 12 weeks of age on 1 July 2018.
Veterinarians may exempt an animal for medical reasons. Owners are encouraged to take advantage of the numerous discount microchipping days throughout the state. Visit www.chipblitz.com for upcoming dates, locations and to make a booking. Alternatively, contact your local vet.
From 1 July 2018, all dog and cat microchip details must be recorded on the statewide database, Dogs and Cats Online. Owners will have 24/7 access to Dogs and Cats Online and be able to easily update their details should they move, change phone number or their dog or cat becomes lost or deceased. There is no cost to keep or update a dog’s or cat’s microchip details on Dogs and Cats Online. Go to dogsandcatsonline.com.au from 1 July 2018.
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. Veterinary Surgeons and other authorised implanters of microchips will be required to upload details of their microchipping procedures into DACO.
Pet owners in SA will still have the option of additionally storing their registration information on an existing/National database and can request for this to be done at the time of implantation. For further information see the SA Dog & Cat Board website.
Yes. Section 15A of the Dog Control Act 2000 requires microchipping of dogs by 6 months of age. Part 3 of the Cat Management Act 2009 requires microchipping of cats by 6 months of age.
Yes. Section 10C of the Domestic Animals Act 1994 requires cats and dogs to be microchipped as a condition of registration (which is compulsory once the animal is 3 months of age). However the requirement to microchip prior to sale/transfer under section 12A only applies to domestic animal businesses.
Regulation 12 of the Domestic Animals Regulations 2005 outlines what information must be recorded in the microchip database.
Section 12A (2) of the Domestic Animals Act 1994 requires an animal’s microchip number to be displayed in any advertisement for the animal, but not at the point of sale. If the seller is a ‘domestic animal business’ the breeder must display the microchip number or the breeder registration number, and the name of the issuing Council.
Yes. Section 21 of the Dog Act 1976 requires dogs to be microchipped when they are 3 months of age, and being registered for the first time or when a change of ownership occurs. As of 1 November 2015, all dogs that have reached 3 months of age must be microchipped regardless of registration status.
Sections 14 and 23 of the Cat Act 2011 requires microchipping of cats prior to transfer/sale and by 6 months of age.