Domestic Animals (Implanting Microchips in Dogs and Cats) Code of Practice 2008 - Australian Capital Territory


You will be required to comply with the code if you intend to implant an identifying microchip in a domestic animal. This code specifies the procedures and obligations to be followed when implanting a microchip including, qualifications, charges for services, operational procedures.

Micro-chipping is a procedure that requires the insertion of a microchip, approximately the size of a grain of rice, into the back of the neck of the dog or cat.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Domestic Animals Act 2000 ACT

Regulation(s) name

Domestic Animals Regulation 2001 ACT

Administering agency

Transport Canberra and City Services

Parks and Territory Services Division

City Services

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Domestic Animal Services, Licensing and Compliance

City Services

Parks and Territory Services Division

Transport Canberra and City Services

Operating address: Macarthur House,
12 Wattle Street
Australian Capital Territory 2601
Mailing address: GPO BOX 158
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 62072424
Phone: 132281