Yes. Section 84 of the Domestic Animals Act 2000 and Regulation 7 of the Domestic Animals Regulation 2001 requires microchipping of cats and dogs prior to sale/transfer and by 12 weeks of age.
Regulations 7 and 9 of the Domestic Animals Regulation 2001 outline what information must be recorded in the microchip database.
Yes. Section 8 of the Companion Animals Act 1998 requires microchipping of cats and dogs prior to sale/transfer and by 12 weeks of age.
Regulation 8 of the Companion Animals Regulation 2008 outlines what information must be recorded in the microchip database.
Yes. Sections 13 and 14 of the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 requires microchipping of cats and dogs prior to sale/transfer and prior to reaching 12 weeks of age.
Schedule 2 of the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 and Schedule 4 of the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Regulation 2009 outline what information must be recorded in the microchip database.
No. But this answer will soon be yes as new laws will come into effect on 1st July 2018. On 6 July 2016 the Dog and Cat Management Amendment (Miscellaneous) Bill 2015 was passed in Parliament.
This means that from 1st July 2018 all cats & dogs (except those exempt on medical grounds) will be required to be microchipped before they reach 12 weeks of age or, if the animal has reached 12 weeks of age, within 28 days of a new owner taking possession.
In addition (DACO) The Dog & Cat Management Board is also constructing a new register of dogs & cats in South Australia. This will incorporate current information held in 69 council dog registers and six council cat registers and will become the new register of all dog and cat breeders in South Australia.
From 1st July 2018 owners of dogs and cats will have an ongoing obligation to ensure that their details, plus their dog and/or cats details are up to date in DACO. Penalties will apply for those who fail to do so.
Veterinary Surgeons and other authorised implanters of microchips will be required to upload details of their microchipping procedures into DACO.
Pet owners in SA will still have the option of additionally storing their registration information on an existing/National database and can request for this to be done at the time of implantation.
Yes. Section 15A of the Dog Control Act 2000 requires microchipping of dogs by 6 months of age. Part 3 of the Cat Management Act 2009 requires microchipping of cats by 6 months of age.
Yes. Section 10C of the Domestic Animals Act 1994 requires cats and dogs to be microchipped as a condition of registration (which is compulsory once the animal is 3 months of age). However the requirement to microchip prior to sale/transfer under section 12A only applies to domestic animal businesses.
Regulation 12 of the Domestic Animals Regulations 2005 outlines what information must be recorded in the microchip database.
Section 12A (2) of the Domestic Animals Act 1994 requires an animal’s microchip number to be displayed in any advertisement for the animal, but not at the point of sale. If the seller is a ‘domestic animal business’ the breeder must display the microchip number or the breeder registration number, and the name of the issuing Council.
Yes. Section 21 of the Dog Act 1976 requires dogs to be microchipped when they are 3 months of age, and being registered for the first time or when a change of ownership occurs. As of 1 November 2015, all dogs that have reached 3 months of age must be microchipped regardless of registration status.
Sections 14 and 23 of the Cat Act 2011 requires microchipping of cats prior to transfer/sale and by 6 months of age.