Authority to implant a permanent identification device - Queensland


You will need this authorisation to implant a prescribed permanent identification device (PID) in a cat or dog. Permanent identification devices are also known as microchips. Only a veterinarian is allowed to microchip a cat or dog younger than eight weeks.

If you have the necessary qualifications and have completed the required course, you can apply for an authorised implanter number online. You must not implant a PID without an authorised implanter number.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this authority, you must have the correct qualifications and have completed a required course to become a microchip implanter.

Veterinarians must hold a Bachelor of Veterinary Science that can be registered in Queensland or hold an equivalent degree in another state. Other types of implanters, such as veterinary nurses, must be qualified in the care and handling of cats and / or dogs (for example, you'll need a qualification in veterinary nursing, a Certificate in Animal Technology or a Bachelor of Applied Science in Animal Science).

Veterinarians registered in Queensland must complete the approved course for veterinarians in microchip implantation of cats and dogs. Other types of implanters must complete the approved course for microchip implantation of cats and dogs.


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You do not need to pay any fees.

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Biosecurity Queensland

Animal Biosecurity and Welfare

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