Accreditation as an Authorised Identifier - New South Wales

Service summary

You will need this accreditation if you intend to use microchip technology to identify companion animals (such as dogs and cats). You may require this accreditation if you are:

  • a veterinary practitioner
  • an animal welfare employee
  • a council employee that handles animals
  • a breeder.

If you are a qualified veterinary practitioner, you may apply for this accreditation by completing the necessary application form. If you are not a qualified veterinary practitioner, you must complete an approved training program before you are eligible for accreditation.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

If you are a qualified veterinary practitioner, you must:

  • be currently registered
  • be qualified and competent.

If you are not a qualified veterinary practitioner, you must:

  • pass an approved training course
  • be considered qualified and competent.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

No fees are required.

Other resources

Application

Apply

When you complete the required training, the registered training organisation will apply for accreditation on your behalf.


Approval time

Please allow 28 days for your application to be processed.

Additional information

If your application for accreditation is refused, you have the right to contact the Departmental Chief Executive by writing to review the decision.

Approved training courses are provided by the following organisations:

  • NSW Technical and Further Education Commission (TAFE NSW)
  • Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA NSW)
  • Animal Welfare League (AWL NSW)
  • any other approved organisation.

Administering agency

Department of Planning and Environment
Office of Local Government

Act(s) name

Companion Animal Act 1998 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Companion Animals Regulation 2008 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Companion Animal Enquiries
Department of Planning and Environment
Office of Local Government


Operating address:
5 O'Keefe Avenue
Nowra, New South Wales 2541
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 3015
Nowra
New South Wales 2541

Phone:

02 4428 4100

Fax:

02 4428 4199
pets@olg.nsw.gov.au

Supporting information

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