Authority to implant a permanent identification device (PID) - Queensland


You must be an authorised implanter if you implant a Prescribed Permanent Identification Device (PPID) in a cat or dog under the requirements of the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 and the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Regulations 2009.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Applicant must have pre requisite qualifications:

  • Veterinary surgeons- Bachelor of Veterinarian Science (or equivalent)
  • Others: qualifications relating to the care and handling of cats and/or dogs (including vet nurses, cat and dog breeders, council pound operators etc)

You must have completed an approved microchipping course:

  • Veterinary surgeons - approved course for Queensland registered veterinary surgeons in microchip implantation of cats and dogs.
  • Others - approved course in microchip implantation of cats and dogs.

Approved course currently offered by:

Animal Industries Resource Centre
Phone (07) 3289 1900

Australian Veterinary Association
Phone (07) 3423 1844

If you have completed other qualifications and/or microchip implantation courses, you may apply to have these recognised as equivalent qualifications/courses by completing an Application for recognition of an equivalent qualification and/or equivalent microchip implantation course.


No fees are payable for this authority.

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Biosecurity Queensland

Animal Biosecurity and Welfare

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:

Customer Service Centre

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Phone: 07 3404 6999
Phone: 13 25 23
Website: Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Customer Service Centre (Opens in new window)