Operation of Domestic Animals (Operation of Domestic Animals Registry Services) Code of Practice - Australian Capital Territory


You will need to comply with this code if you intend to operate a domestic animals registry service.

The purpose of this code is to ensure information relating to the identification of domestic animals is stored correctly. The code specifies procedures for:

  • notifying persons about incorrect information
  • establishing new records for cats and dogs
  • the time allowed before new records must be entered
  • providing the owner or keeper of a dog with a certificate specifying the information stored in a new record.

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

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

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Domestic Animal Services, Licensing and Compliance

City Services

Parks and Territory Services Division

Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate

Operating address: Macarthur House,
12 Wattle Street
Australian Capital Territory 2601
Mailing address: GPO BOX 158
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 6207 2424
Phone: 13 22 81
Email: dogcontrol@act.gov.au