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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 for upcoming dates, locations and to make a booking. Alternatively, contact your local vet.

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

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 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.