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


You will need 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.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Domestic Animals Act 2000 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Domestic Animals Regulation 2001 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate

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