Licence to hold a permanent identification device registry - Queensland


You will need this licence if you intend to provide a cat or dog permanent identification device registry. Permanent identification devices are also known as microchips.

In Queensland, all cats and dogs between 8 and 12 weeks of age must be implanted with a microchip. A microchip is a small rice-grain sized chip that is placed just below the skin on the back of the neck of dogs and cats. This chip is linked to a database that contains the owner's and pet's details, and can be scanned by veterinarians and authorised scanners to reunite lost pets and their owners.

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 licence, you must provide evidence of your:

  • capacity to be able to comply with the licence conditions
  • ability to develop, administer and maintain a database that effectively captures records, maintains them with associated reporting functions
  • ability and capacity to effectively and efficiently re-unite lost animals with owners.


This licence will remain in effect for 12 months. Licence holders will need to renew their licence every 12 months by completing and submitting a renewal application form.


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Application process


You can obtain this licence by submitting the completed application form with the required fee. The application will be reviewed and assessed by the agency and applicants will be advised of the outcome.

The agency will review the application and advise you of the outcome. Successful applicants will have to meet the licence conditions as advised.

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Biosecurity Queensland

Animal Biosecurity and Welfare

Contact details

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